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The Resource Human rights on trial : a genealogy of the critique of human rights, Justine Lacroix, Université libre de Bruxelles; Jean-Yves Pranchère, Université libre de Bruxelles ; translated by Gabrielle Maas

Human rights on trial : a genealogy of the critique of human rights, Justine Lacroix, Université libre de Bruxelles; Jean-Yves Pranchère, Université libre de Bruxelles ; translated by Gabrielle Maas

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Human rights on trial : a genealogy of the critique of human rights
Title
Human rights on trial
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a genealogy of the critique of human rights
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Justine Lacroix, Université libre de Bruxelles; Jean-Yves Pranchère, Université libre de Bruxelles ; translated by Gabrielle Maas
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Fragmented social relations, the twin demise of authority and tradition, the breakdown of behavioural norms and constraints: all these are the outcome, according to their critics, of the uses and abuses of human rights in contemporary democratic societies. We are, they say, seeing the perverse effects of a 'religion of human rights' to which Europe has rashly devoted its heart and mind; and the supposed burgeoning of rights, which goes hand in hand with an unchecked rise of expectations, is catapulting Western democracies into an age of never-ending demands. This emerged clearly in France in Spring 2013 during the demonstrations against equal marriage ('mariage pour tous') whose opponents deplored the excesses of a movement-driven left striving for an unbounded extension of rights - from the right to same-sex marriage to the enfranchisement of non-nationals or the right of same-sex couples to adopt"--
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Lacroix, Justine,
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Translated to English from French
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.L1913 2018
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1982-
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  • Pranchère, Jean-Yves,
  • Maas, Gabrielle
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Human rights in history
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  • Human rights
  • Civil rights
  • Democracy
  • Civil rights
  • Democracy
  • Human rights
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Human rights on trial : a genealogy of the critique of human rights, Justine Lacroix, Université libre de Bruxelles; Jean-Yves Pranchère, Université libre de Bruxelles ; translated by Gabrielle Maas
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • 'Right to have rights' : revisiting Hannah Arendt
  • Conclusion: towards a political understanding of human rights
  • Introduction : from the rights of man to human rights?
  • Critiques of human rights in contemporary thought
  • Human rights against inheritance, a conservative critique : Edmund Burke
  • Human rights versus social utility, a progressivist critique : Jeremy Bentham and Auguste Comte
  • Human rights against the rights of God, a theologico-political critique : Louise de Bonald and Joseph de Maistre
  • The
  • Rights of man against human emancipation, a revolutionary critique : Karl Marx
  • Human rights against politics, a nationalist critique : Carl Schmitt
Control code
1022080379
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781108438155
Lccn
2018016565
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1022080379
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Human rights on trial : a genealogy of the critique of human rights, Justine Lacroix, Université libre de Bruxelles; Jean-Yves Pranchère, Université libre de Bruxelles ; translated by Gabrielle Maas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • 'Right to have rights' : revisiting Hannah Arendt
  • Conclusion: towards a political understanding of human rights
  • Introduction : from the rights of man to human rights?
  • Critiques of human rights in contemporary thought
  • Human rights against inheritance, a conservative critique : Edmund Burke
  • Human rights versus social utility, a progressivist critique : Jeremy Bentham and Auguste Comte
  • Human rights against the rights of God, a theologico-political critique : Louise de Bonald and Joseph de Maistre
  • The
  • Rights of man against human emancipation, a revolutionary critique : Karl Marx
  • Human rights against politics, a nationalist critique : Carl Schmitt
Control code
1022080379
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781108438155
Lccn
2018016565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022080379

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