Human rights law and the marginalized other /

"This is a groundbreaking application of contemporary philosophy to human rights law that proposes significant innovations for the progressive development of human rights. Drawing on the works of prominent 'philosophers of the Other' including Emmanuel Levinas, Gayatri Chakravorti Spi...

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Main Author: Simmons, William Paul, 1965-
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Deconstruction, concrete universalisms, and human rights of the other
  • Arendt, Little Rock, and the cauterization of the other
  • Democracy, human rights, and l'affaire du Foulard
  • Derrida, Levinas, and the rights of the other
  • The saturated other
  • Learning to learn from the voice of the other
  • Self-ascription by the marginalized other in asylum law
  • Heteronomic rights and duties
  • Conclusion. Working with the marginalized other to deconstruct and reinvigorate human rights law