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.
About the Author
David Ingram is professor of philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: New Critical Theory: Taking Rights, Democracy, and Identity Politics Seriously||1|
|1||Human Rights and Differends: The Fragmentation of Reason and Identity in the (Post)modern Age||29|
|2||White Man's Burden? Ethnicity and Race in the Era of Identity Politics||53|
|3||Identity Politics and the Law: Reflections on Disability||91|
|Part II||Deliberative Democracy||117|
|4||Democracy and Racial Identity: Reconsidering Representation||119|
|5||Democracy and the Rule of Law: Differends and Crises in Postliberal Capitalism||143|
|6||Toward a Pragmatist and Perfectionist Theory of Rights||177|
|7||Human Rights and International Justice||203|
|Concluding Remarks: Achieving Global Harmony through Transformative Dialogue||239|