Human Rights and Empire - 
      Costas Douzinas

Human Rights and Empire

The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism

«<p><strong>'A key contribution to the renewal of not only radical theory, but also radical politics'</strong> -<em> Slavoj Zizek</em></p> <p><strong>'A truly compelling argument ... one of the most original contributions to the question of the moral and legal status of human rights'</strong> <strong>-</strong> <em>Drucilla Cornell</em></p> <p><strong>'beautiful and clearly written... the author's combination of erudition, passion and lively style makes the work a contantly fascinating read. ...a worthwhile introduction to the history of political philosophy.'</strong> <em>- Cardozo Law Review, March 2008</em></p> <p><strong>'Human Rights and Empire </strong><strong>represents a valuable and interesting contribution to political and legal theory. The author’s position is unique insofar as he is at once a virulent critic of human rights and one of its most ardent suppor»

Addresses the paradox of a contemporary humanitarianism that has abandoned politics in favour of combating evil. This book examines a range of topics, including: the normative characteristics, political philosophy and metaphysical foundations of our age; the subjective and institutional aspects of human rights; and more. Les mer
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Addresses the paradox of a contemporary humanitarianism that has abandoned politics in favour of combating evil. This book examines a range of topics, including: the normative characteristics, political philosophy and metaphysical foundations of our age; the subjective and institutional aspects of human rights; and more.
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Forlag: Routledge Cavendish
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 336
ISBN: 9780415427586
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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Part 1: The Paradoxes of Human Rights 1. The End of Human Rights? 2. Identity, Desire, Rights 3. The Many Faces of Humanitarianism 4. The Politics of Human Rights 5. Freedom in a Biopolitical Setting Part 2: The Normative Sources of the New World Order 6. Empire or Cosmopolitanism? 7. Cosmopolitanism Ancient, Modern, Postmodern 8. Human Rights: Values in a Valueless World 9. The Brief Glory and the Long Crisis of International Law 10. War, Violence, Law 11. Bare, Theological and Cosmopolitan Sovereignty 12. Postscript: The Cosmopolitanism to Come
Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, London and Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He is the author of numerous books on legal theory and human rights.