Rights with capabilities: A new paradigm for social justice in migrant activism

Leah Briones

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    Abstract

    The paradigm of rights, established throughout the academic, policy and migrant activism arenas, governs the protection of vulnerable migrant workers against abuse. To what extent this approach has achieved social justice for the migrant worker in the current global political economy climate is, however, uncertain. In analyzing the use of rights in migrant activism in Hong Kong, this paper shows the limitation of rights in the migrant experience at the same time as it shows how a new paradigm based on the Capabilities Approach could provide a more appropriate framework from which to achieve social justice for the migrant worker.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-143
    Number of pages17
    JournalStudies in Social Justice
    Volume5
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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