The Aporia of Rights

The Aporia of Rights

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The Aporia of Rights is an exploration of the perplexities of human rights, and their inevitable and important intersection with the idea of citizenship. Written by political theorists and philosophers, essays canvass the complexities involved in any consideration of rights at this time. Yeatman and Birmingham show through this collection of works a space fora vital engagement with the politics of human rights.As Zivi says, a€œIn a game of cards, to play a trump is to play a card that wins a hand a€ (Zivi 2011, 30).Inthe a€œolda€ Asian ... Thegamerules that allowed, even privileged, culturalist arguments, have been (substantially) removed from the rule book. ... we think rights claiming asasocial andpolitical practice can be constrained politically by both our philosophicalframework and our political/institutional context.

Title:The Aporia of Rights
Author:Peg Birmingham, Anna Yeatman
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2014-09-25


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