Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Era of Identity Politics: Principled Compromises in a Compromised World

Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Era of Identity Politics: Principled Compromises in a Compromised World

by David Ingram
     
 

Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Era of Identity Politics develops a critical theory of human rights and global democracy. Ingram both develops a theory of rights and applies it to a range of concrete and timely issues, such as the persistence of racism in contemporary American society; the emergence of so-called "whiteness theory;" the failure of identity

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Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Era of Identity Politics develops a critical theory of human rights and global democracy. Ingram both develops a theory of rights and applies it to a range of concrete and timely issues, such as the persistence of racism in contemporary American society; the emergence of so-called "whiteness theory;" the failure of identity politics; the tensions between emphases on antidiscrimination and affirmative action in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; the great unresolved issues of workplace democracy; and the dilemmas of immigration policy for the U.S. and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742533486
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Series:
New Critical Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: New Critical Theory: Taking Rights, Democracy, and Identity Politics Seriously Chapter 2 Human Rights and Differends: The Fragmentation of Reason and Identity in the (Post)modern Age Part 3 I Identity Chapter 4 White Man's Burden? Ethnicity and Race in the Era of Identity Politics Chapter 5 Identity Politics and Law: Reflections on Disability Part 6 II Deliberative Democracy Chapter 7 Democracy and Racial Identity: Reconsidering Representation Chapter 8 Democracy and the Rule of Law: Differends and Crises in Post-Liberal Capitalism Part 9 III Rights Chapter 10 Toward a Pragmatist and Perfectionist Theory of Rights Chapter 11 Human Rights and International Justice Part 12 Concluding Remarks: Achieving Global Harmony Through Transformative Dialogue

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