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Rainer Forst on ‘Toleration and Democracy’

Rainer Forst on ‘Toleration and Democracy’

Rainer Forst, Professor of Political Theory at Goethe University Frankfurt, presents his talk entitled “Toleration and Democracy”, followed by commentary by Adam Etinson. The event was held on November 8, 2012, as part of the Graduate Center, CUNY 2012-2013 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, “Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences.”

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Reading Group on Corey Brettschneider’s New Book

The blog Public Reason hosts a reading group on Corey Brettschneider’s new book, When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?. Jonathan Quong (Manchester) posted yesterday the first post of the reading group, offering a brief summary of the introduction and the first chapter, with three critical comments. See the Schedule of reading group here. Also, in a recent video at bloggingheads, Corey ...

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Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights Edited by Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks and Andrew K. Woods. Published by Oxford University Press. Oct 2012. Description: In Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, editors Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods bring together a stellar group of contributors from across the social sciences to apply a broad yet conceptually unified array ...

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Why Tolerate Religion?

Why Tolerate Religion?

Princeton University Press has released Brian Leiter’s provocative essay, Why Tolerate Religion?. The text incorporates—”with significant revisions to the account of religion”—material from two earlier articles he published on this subject: “Why Tolerate Religion?” in Constitutional Commentary 25 (2008), and “Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect“, in San Diego Law Review 47 (2010). Brian Leiter is the Karl N. ...

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John Tasioulas: ‘Towards a Philosophy of Human Rights’

John Tasioulas: ‘Towards a Philosophy of Human Rights’

This is John Tasioulas’s inaugural lecture as Quain Professor of Jurisprudence, UCL Faculty of Laws, delivered on 19 January 2012. A “moderately revised version” of this excellent lecture has recently been published online here (behind a paywall) in Current Legal Problems. You can also read a pre-final version here. Here is the article’s abstract: Two important trends are discernible in ...

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Dignity, Rank, and Rights

Dignity, Rank, and Rights

Oxford University Press has released Dignity, Rank, and Rights. The book contains the 2009 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered by Jeremy Waldron at the University of California at Berkeley, followed by three critical commentaries and Waldron’s reply. Description: Writers on human dignity roughly divide between those who stress the social origins of this concept and its role in marking ...

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Colloquium on Value Pluralism and Liberal Politics in Paris

On 20-21 September 2012, Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) hosted a two-day international colloquium under the title Face au conflit des valeurs: quelle démocratie ? Le pluralisme libéral et ses critiques in Paris. Some of the colloquium papers have been posted online here, including Catherine Audard’s interesting contribution, Liberal Pluralism and Minority Rights [PDF].

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Ian Shapiro on Non-Domination

The current issue of University of Toronto Law Journal (Volume 62, Number 3, Summer 2012) has an important essay by Ian Shapiro, titled On Non-Domination, followed by a response by David Dyzenhaus (University of Toronto). This is the prolegomenon to a larger work by Shapiro entitled Justice against Domination that will be published by Harvard University Press. At Ian Shapiro’s ...

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The Right to Resist in the World’s Constitutions

Tom Ginsburg (Chicago Law School), Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez (Chicago Law School), and Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia School of Law) have posted a very interesting paper at SSRN: When to Overthrow Your Government: The Right to Resist in the World’s Constitutions Here is the abstract: On December 17 2010, a young Tunisian street vendor protesting an abusive police official set off ...

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Stephen Perry on Political Authority

Stephen Perry on Political Authority

Stephen Perry has posted Political Authority and Political Obligation at SSRN. It is forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law, Vol. II, edited by Leslie Green and Brian Leiter. The PDF file contains 91 pages. Stephen Perry is John J. O’Brien Professor of Law & Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Here is the abstract: Legitimate political authority ...

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