"The accident of where one is born is just that, an accident; any human being might have been born in any nation"
Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Guardian Human Rights Series

I've just come across an interesting series of essays on the Guardian website: 'Deconstructing rights' by Costas Douzinas, Professor of Law at Birkbeck College:

"Are human rights a barrier against domination and oppression or the ideological gloss of an emerging empire? Law professor Costas Douzinas traces the history and theory of rights, probing the paradoxes they offer in contemporary debates, including the questions of universalism, humanitarianism and individual versus collective rights."

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