Rights and Subjectivity

Rights and Subjectivity

A Pre-History of Human Rights

eBook - 2008
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Over the course of the last century human rights have served as the pre-eminent currency of neo-liberal discourses and correspondingly informed the construction of the individual as a legal and political subject. This has been the case notwithstanding that the fundamental paradox of individual rights-as universal and inalienable attributes of human being that depend integrally upon the political and legal frameworks of the nation state for their recognition-perpetually reveals the contingenc ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2008
ISBN: 9781443811637
Characteristics: 1 online resource (216 pages)


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