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Human rights and globalisation : are human rights a “Western” concept or a universalistic principle?

dc.contributor.authorHuber, Wolfgangen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-25T11:19:39Z
dc.date.available2015-11-25T11:19:39Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHuber, W. 2014. Human rights and globalisation: are human rights a “Western” concept or a universalistic principle? Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 55(1): 117-137, doi:10.5952/55-1-2-518.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2226-2385 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0028-2006 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5952/55-1-2-518en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97647en_ZA
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows:en_ZA
dc.descriptionHuber, W. 2014. Human rights and globalisation : are human rights a “Western” concept or a universalistic principle? Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 55(1): 117-137, doi:10.5952/55-1-2-518.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis paper represents an edited version of the authors’ STIAS lecture at the Stellenbosch University in 2014. It deals with the global human rights discourse, as the integrity of human persons all around the world is at stake, showing the necessity and the universality of human rights. Therefore the author explores two basic kinds of attitudes towards human rights, namely 1) forms of human rights optimism – e.g. the argument that globalisation as such leads to a universal acknowledgement of them – and 2) variants of human rights scepticism, in which the author sees those rights practically disregarded, the “Western” concept challenged, and a human rights exceptionalism spreading. Subsequently he asks for what kind of universality of human rights we may argue and how cosmopolitan ethics may support this universality.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/ngtt/article/view/461
dc.format.extent22 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPieter de Waal Neethling Trusten_ZA
dc.subjectChristian ethicsen_ZA
dc.subjectCosmopolitanismen_ZA
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_ZA
dc.titleHuman rights and globalisation : are human rights a “Western” concept or a universalistic principle?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderPieter de Waal Neethling Trusten_ZA


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