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Parution : 12/2020
Editeur : Palgrave
ISBN : 978-3-0306-1024-1
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A Critical Legal Examination of Liberalism and Liberal Rights

Matthew McManus

Présentation de l'éditeur

This book has two aims. First, to provide a critical legal examination of the liberal state and liberal rights in the law, and secondly, to present a systematic alternative to liberal approaches to both the law and rights, grounded in a left wing conception of human dignity.  

At the opening of the 21st century a remarkable thing happened. Liberalism, once considered the only doctrine left standing at the end of history, began to face renewed competition from both the political left and the post-modern conservative right. This book argues that the way forward is not to abandon, but to radicalize, the potential of the liberal project. Analysing major theoretical positions in order to build a critical genealogy of liberal rights, McManus lucidly develops a left wing alternative to the classic liberal approach to rights drawing on the traditions of liberal egalitarians and deliberative democracy theory. Societies, he argues, should be committed to advancing the human dignity of all through the enshrinement of certain rights into positive state law, the expansion of democracy and a resolute commitment to economic equality. 

 

Sommaire

Liberal Rights and Their Critics

Critics of Liberal Rights

The Limitations of Liberalism and Liberal Rights

Dignified Self-Authorship and a Critical Legal Model of Rights

Rethinking the Ontology of Law and Rights on Critical Legal Lines

Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism , 289 pages.  103,99 €

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