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Powerful rationality or rationality of power?: Reflections on Russian scepticism towards human rights.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2012 (English)In: Power and Legitimacy - Challenges from Russia. / [ed] Per-Arne Bodin, Stefan Hedlund, Elena Namli, Oxon: Routledge, 2012, 1, 133-151 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the chapter is to analyse the scepticism towards human rights in contemporary Russia. It elaborates on the critique which views rationalism as embedded in the exercise of power by being strongly connected to Western liberalism as a dominant cultural and ideological tradition.   

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Oxon: Routledge, 2012, 1. 133-151 p.
, Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series, 39
Keyword [en]
Human rights, rationalism, Russian philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177975ISBN: 978-0-415-67776-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-177975DiVA: diva2:541684
Human Rights as Ethics, Politics and Law
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2012-07-22 Created: 2012-07-22 Last updated: 2012-07-30Bibliographically approved

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