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Migration crisis, food crisis, economic crisis - the most alarming tendencies in our contemporary world are related to the transnational social question. But what role does transnational law play in this context: Does it exacerbate the asymmetries by shielding the rich and exploiting the poor? Or is the emerging regime of international social human rights a promising candidate for countering the crisis of world society?This book scrutinises both the potentials and the boundaries of de-coupling the notion of "social rights" from the nation-state and of transferring it to the transnational sphere. By drawing on a critical theory of transnational law, it provides in-depth analyses of the different sites where the struggle for social rights is at stake, such as the emerging transnational food regime, the ILO, international environmental law and the accountability of private actors. It reveals enforcement structures, discusses judicial doctrine and relates these aspects to the social and political struggles which surround the transnationalisation of social rights.
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Introduction / Andreas Fischer-Lescano and Kolja Möller The struggle for transnational social rights / Andreas Fischer-Lescano and Kolja Möller Normative perspectives on transnational social rights / Georg Lohmann Enforcement of transnational social rights : international and national legal aspects / Stefan Lorenzmeier Horizontal effects of human rights : the EU proposal for a non-financial reporting framework / Ibrahim Kanalan and Sebastian Eickenjäger Labour rights and the ILO : the challenge of transforming informal economic activities to promote transnational human rights : domestic and care work as core issues / Eva Senghaas-Knobloch Transnational socio-economic rights : interlinkages in the context of the right to food / Anne Trebilcock Agroenergy and the right to food : the EU biofuel mandate and transnational social rights / Steffan Kommer Between rights and power asymmetries : contemporary struggles for land in Brazil and Colombia / Maria Backhouse, Jairo Baquero Melo and Sérgio Costa The Zapatista struggle for the right to land : background, context and strategies / Juditch Schacherreiter and Guilherme Leite Gonçalves.