Sachka Stefanova

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Freie University
Research Interest: 
The Impact of Globalization On the State-Centered Implementation And Protection of Human Rights

Ms. Stefanova will assess the effects of globalization on human rights systems as established in Germany and the United States. Her research is based on the premise that the issue of human rights even in post modern, liberal capitalist democracies, is impacted by globalization. In particular, globalization has contributed to the erosion of state capacity since it locks states into global networks and systems which directly and indirectly affect the lives of their citizens but over which no single state can, by itself, exert effective control. Ms. Stefanova contends that in transforming state power, globalization provokes critical questions about the political and institutional conditions necessary for the protection and advancement of human rights in a global age.