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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 ...

Negotiating Rights: The Case of a Special Economic Zone
Negotiating rights: The case of a special economic zone
IshitaDey*
Introduction

The emergence of the spedal economic zones (SEZs) in India needs to be contextualised within the broader understanding of the global economic restructuring in general and liberalisation of the Indian economy in particular. The shift from ‘fordist’ mass production to ‘post-fordist’ networked flexible production created new links across the globe. Under the flexible production, ‘transnational production networks’ were instrumental in shaping the new economy. One of the consequences of the transnational networks is the proliferation of the outsourcing industry in the developing countries. This clearly shows a shift in the notion of ‘global capital’ and ‘labour services’. ‘While in the early phases of globalization, the manufacturing jobs moved ...

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