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Human Rights and Relative Universalism

Authors: Frick, Marie-Luisa

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  • Offers a cutting-edge minimalist theory of human rights
  • Explores new avenues for thinking of human rights as relative and universal at the same time
  • Helps to make sense of a variety of contemporary conflicts over human rights
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This book argues that human rights cannot go global without going local. This important lesson from the winding debates on universalism and particularism raises intricate questions: what are human rights after all, given the dissent surrounding their foundations, content, and scope? What are legitimate deviances from classical human rights (law) and where should we draw “red lines”?

Making a case for balancing conceptual openness and distinctness, this book addresses the key human rights issues of our time and opens up novel spaces for deliberation. It engages philosophical reasoning with law, politics, and religion and demonstrates that a meaningful relativist account of human rights is not only possible, but a sorely needed antidote to dogmatism and polarization.


About the authors

Marie-Luisa Frick, born 1983 in Lienz in Austria, works as Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She has published extensively on human rights, legal, and moral philosophy. A visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, USA, in 2016, she is also engaged in cultural diplomacy and upon invitation of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contributed to bilateral religious dialogues with Indonesia, Iran, and China.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10785-7
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10784-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights and Relative Universalism
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10785-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10785-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10784-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 294
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