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The meanings of rights : the philosophy and social theory of human rights, edited by Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty

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The meanings of rights : the philosophy and social theory of human rights
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The meanings of rights
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the philosophy and social theory of human rights
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edited by Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty
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eng
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Does the apparent victory, universality and ubiquity of the idea of rights indicate that such rights have transcended all conflicts of interests and moved beyond the presumption that it is the clash of ideas that drives culture? Or has the rhetorical triumph of rights not been replicated in reality? The contributors to this book answer these questions in the context of an increasing wealth gap between the metropolitan elites and the rest, a chasm in income and chances between the rich and the poor, and walls which divide the comfortable middle classes from the 'underclass'. Why do these inequalities persist in our supposed human rights-abiding societies? In seeking to address the foundations, genealogies, meaning and impact of rights, this book captures some of the energy, breadth, power and paradoxes that make deployment of the language of human rights such an essential but changeable part of so many of our contemporary discourses.--
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Douzinas, Costas
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non fiction
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Gearty, C. A
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
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The meanings of rights : the philosophy and social theory of human rights, edited by Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas Part I. Finding Foundations: 1. On human rights: two simple remarks Jean-Luc Nancy (translated by Gilbert Leung) 2. Human rights: the necessary quest for foundations Conor Gearty 3. Against human rights: liberty in the western tradition John Milbank 4. Religious faith and human rights Rowan Williams Part II. Law, Rights and Revolution: 5. Philosophy and the right to resistance Costas Douzinas 6. On a radical politics for human rights Illan Rua Wall 7. Fanon today Drucilla Cornell 8. Race and the value of the human Paul Gilroy Part III. Rights, Justice, Politics: 9. From 'human rights' to 'life rights' Walter D. Mignolo 10. Democracy, human rights and cosmopolitanism: an agonistic approach Chantal Mouffe 11. Plural cosmopolitanisms and the origins of human rights Samuel Moyn Part IV. Rights and Power: 12. Second-generation rights as biopolitical rights Pheng Cheah 13. History, normativity, and rights Paul Patton 14. 'All of us without exception': Sartre, Rancière, and the cause of the Other Bruce Robbins 15. However incompletely, human Joseph R. Slaughter 16. Welcome to the 'spiritual kingdom of animals' Slavoj Žižek. EditorsCostas Douzinas, Birkbeck College, University of London Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. He is a leading scholar in the field of the critical study of human rights. Conor Gearty, London School of Economics and Political Science Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Director of the LSE's Institute of Public Affairs. He is a specialist in UK human rights law, as well as in terrorism law and civil liberties. ContributorsConor Gearty, Costas Douzinas, Jean-Luc Nancy, John Milbank, Rowan Williams, Illan Rua Wall, Drucilla Cornell, Paul Gilroy, Walter D. Mignolo, Chantal Mouffe, Samuel Moyn, Pheng Cheah, Paul Patton, Bruce Robbins, Joseph R. Slaughter, Slavoj Žižek Related Books International Law and its Others ; The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law ; Civil Liberties, National Security and Prospects for Consensus Legal, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives ; International Law and its Others ; The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law ; 123
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FIEb17511264
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23 cm.
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ix, 328 pages
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9781107679597
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • (Uk)016654455
  • (StEdALDL)1/3162047
  • (OCoLC)861073121
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The meanings of rights : the philosophy and social theory of human rights, edited by Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas Part I. Finding Foundations: 1. On human rights: two simple remarks Jean-Luc Nancy (translated by Gilbert Leung) 2. Human rights: the necessary quest for foundations Conor Gearty 3. Against human rights: liberty in the western tradition John Milbank 4. Religious faith and human rights Rowan Williams Part II. Law, Rights and Revolution: 5. Philosophy and the right to resistance Costas Douzinas 6. On a radical politics for human rights Illan Rua Wall 7. Fanon today Drucilla Cornell 8. Race and the value of the human Paul Gilroy Part III. Rights, Justice, Politics: 9. From 'human rights' to 'life rights' Walter D. Mignolo 10. Democracy, human rights and cosmopolitanism: an agonistic approach Chantal Mouffe 11. Plural cosmopolitanisms and the origins of human rights Samuel Moyn Part IV. Rights and Power: 12. Second-generation rights as biopolitical rights Pheng Cheah 13. History, normativity, and rights Paul Patton 14. 'All of us without exception': Sartre, Rancière, and the cause of the Other Bruce Robbins 15. However incompletely, human Joseph R. Slaughter 16. Welcome to the 'spiritual kingdom of animals' Slavoj Žižek. EditorsCostas Douzinas, Birkbeck College, University of London Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. He is a leading scholar in the field of the critical study of human rights. Conor Gearty, London School of Economics and Political Science Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Director of the LSE's Institute of Public Affairs. He is a specialist in UK human rights law, as well as in terrorism law and civil liberties. ContributorsConor Gearty, Costas Douzinas, Jean-Luc Nancy, John Milbank, Rowan Williams, Illan Rua Wall, Drucilla Cornell, Paul Gilroy, Walter D. Mignolo, Chantal Mouffe, Samuel Moyn, Pheng Cheah, Paul Patton, Bruce Robbins, Joseph R. Slaughter, Slavoj Žižek Related Books International Law and its Others ; The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law ; Civil Liberties, National Security and Prospects for Consensus Legal, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives ; International Law and its Others ; The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law ; 123
Control code
FIEb17511264
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 328 pages
Isbn
9781107679597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016654455
  • (StEdALDL)1/3162047
  • (OCoLC)861073121

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