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08 August 2016

Toward a New School of Human Rights?

Mikael Rask Madsen and Gert Verschraegen have just published a long review essay on the possibility and need for a sociological take on human rights. Taking its starting point in a recent book by renowned German sociologist Hans Joas, The Sacredness of the Person, the article develops the framework for a genuine sociological understanding of human rights. In doing so the article engages with the heated debate among particularly historians on the origins and evolution of human rights.

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