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dc.contributor.authorCabrera, Luis
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-20T06:10:36Z
dc.date.available2019-11-20T06:10:36Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0260-2105
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0260210516000322
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100899
dc.description.abstractBesides stating that global or cosmopolitan citizenship is an incoherent concept in the absence of a global state, some critics assert that it represents a form of Western-centric moral neoimperialism. This article develops some responses to such objections through examining the efforts of Indian activists who have undertaken intensive international engagement in their struggles against caste discrimination. The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights has sought to close domestic rights-implementation gaps for Dalits (formerly called untouchables) in part through vertical outreach to United Nations human rights bodies. This mode of outreach is shown to represent an important practice of global citizenship, and to challenge a view of South agent as primarily passive recipients of moral goods within a global citizenship frame. Further, the Dalit activists’ global citizenship practice is shown to be significantly ‘institutionally developmental’, in that it highlights implementation gaps in the global human rights regime and can contribute to pressures for suprastate institutional transformation and development to address them. NCDHR actions are, for example, highly salient to the recently renewed dialogue on creating a World Court of Human Rights.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom280
dc.relation.ispartofpageto301
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalReview of International Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical theory and political philosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhilosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4407
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440811
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5003
dc.titleDalit cosmopolitans: Institutionally developmental global citizenship in struggles against caste discrimination
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 British International Studies Association. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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