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Kathryn McNeilly, Human rights and radical social transformation: futurity, alterity, power [Review]

Grear, Anna 2018. Kathryn McNeilly, Human rights and radical social transformation: futurity, alterity, power [Review]. Human Rights Quarterly 40 (3) , pp. 710-716. 10.1353/hrq.2018.0039

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Abstract

Kathryn McNeilly’s book, Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power, offers extended reflection upon the 'not yet' of human rights and its promise for radical politics—a promise, which like the utopian end explored by Douzinas, is a restless, impossible principle of hope. McNeilly constructs an account of human rights emphasizing the persistence and significance of their not yet—a performative, agonistic leaning-forwardness—in which human rights are to be understood as a ceaseless grappling with the political, expressed through ineradicable tensions between power, vulnerability and alterity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISSN: 0275-0392
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 June 2018
Date of Acceptance: 11 March 2018
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 18:40
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/112755

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