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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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From Civil to Human Rights: Dialogues on Law and Humanities in the United States and Europe

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ISBN13: 9781848448056
Published: February 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.00



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Europeans have attempted for some time to develop a human rights talk and now European intellectuals are talking about the need to construct 'European narratives'. This book illustrates that these narratives will emphasize a political and cultural vision for a multi-ethnic and more cosmopolitan Europe. The narratives evolve around human rights, partly in the hope that they might function as a cultural glue in an increasingly multi-ethnic Europe, and partly because they are intimately connected with that part of enlightenment thinking that sought to promote democracy and the rule of law. Helle Porsdam discusses the development of human rights as a discourse of atonement for Europeans - a discourse which has the potential to become a shared, transatlantic discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduate students and scholars within the fields of law, history, political science and international relations.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Contents: Introduction 1. A Soul for Europe? On European Culture and Narratives of Human Rights 2. The Problem(s) with European Culture 3. Transatlantic Dialogues, Past and Present 4. Institutionalized European Human Rights 5. Divergent Transatlantic Views on Human Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 6. Divergent Transatlantic Views on Human Rights: The Role of International Law 7. Transatlantic Dialogues on Copyright: Cultural Rights and Access to Knowledge 8. Transatlantic Dialogues on 'Law and Literature': From 'Law and Literature' to 'Law and Humanities' 9. Transatlantic Dialogues on Film: The Case of Lars von Trier Conclusion Bibliography Index