Sustainability of Rights after Globalisation is the result of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)-supported research program, ‘Globalisation and Sustainability of Rights’. The thrust of this volume is on various concerns of globalization and its interface with rights.

The book talks about the interconnectedness of globalization with social and economic systems and how links develop with reference to both polity and common people's movements. The book provides a new way of understanding the constitution of rights with the help of micro-histories drawn from diverse fields, such as environmental rights, law, information, and labor studies in India.

The book examines how rights have been redefined in this era of globalization and how India is still plagued by the constant tension between ‘social’ yearning for democratic values and ‘economic’ competition for unhindered profits.

How Equal is Common? Common Property Resources and Local Institutions
How equal is common? Common property resources and local institutions

There have been numerous efforts in typifying the concepts of property and ownership in further crystallising the notions of ‘rights’ in terms of access and control over a resource that defines the ‘acceptable’ perimeter of political manoeuvres. The fallout has been widespread contestation in refining these very framings that have further contributed to the politicisation of the process of claim making and the augmentation of ‘pendular politics’1 circumscribing the economy. The Indian scenario is no exception, with such claim-making processes having had significant repercussions on the ‘glocal’ Indian economy, while having undergone a metamorphosis in structure and form themselves, due to the feedback of post-globalisation undercurrents.

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