The Creation of New Rights by the Food Sovereignty Movement: The Challenge of Institutionalizing Subversion

  • Claeys P
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This article analyses the creation of new human rights by a contemporary transnational agrarian movement, Via Campesina. It makes the case that the movement's assertion of new rights contributes to shaping a cosmopolitan, multicultural, and anti-hegemonic conception of human rights. It discusses the advantages and constraints of the human rights framework and analyses the creation of new rights by the movement as a way to overcome the limitations of the rights master frame'. It concludes with a discussion of some of the challenges involved in the institutionalization of new rights.

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  • Vía Campesina
  • food sovereignty
  • human rights
  • institutionalization
  • peasant movements
  • peasants' rights
  • rights master frame
  • social movements

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  • Priscilla Claeys

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