Archiv des Autors: Linda

Post-truth era: rethinking human nature

The post-truth era bears severe risks for human rights practice, both in the analog and the digital sphere. However, it also reveals a very important fact: humans are much more affect-driven than we assumed; and this has severe consequences for … Weiterlesen

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human rights as attitude objects

Research on attitudes is focussed on physical attitude objects and the like. However, especially against the background of Trump and Brexit, attitudes toward social issues like human rights need to get more attention in research. What is an attitude? The … Weiterlesen

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Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Do you also still wonder how Donald Trump was able to win the elections? Jonathan Haidt might have an answer to this question: Even though this TED Talk is already 8 years old – he still hits the mark!

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Course on Human Rights and Global Communication

New semester, new course @European University Viadrina in Frankfurt(Oder), Germany: — Since the Arab Spring the digital shift in the struggle for human rights has become obvious. Global Communication Technologies – mainly social networking sites – were said to have … Weiterlesen

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John Tasioulas on Human Rights

Check out this great presentation of John Tasioulas about his forthcoming book an human rights from an orthodox respecively moral point of view @Radcliffe Institution – Harvard.  

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The state as the addressee of Human Rights

It is common to differentiate between people who have certain rights (possessors) and people who have the duty to ensure these rights (addresses). In the case of human rights, the possessors are the individual human beings and the addresses are … Weiterlesen

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Rainer Forst – Human Rights and the Right to Justification

By developing the theory “the right to justification” and applying it to human rights, Rainer Forst combines universal and particularistic views by claiming to be universal in theory and still particularistically applicable. (Forst 1999a, p 68) Hereby, he strikes a … Weiterlesen

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Theories of Universal Human Rights and the Individual’s Reality

  “The General Assembly proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, … Weiterlesen

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Where do universal human rights begin?

This is what Eleanor Roosevelt answered when she was asked: „Where do universal human rights begin?“: „In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are … Weiterlesen

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Bye, bye values

For the last months I’ve been reading a lot about the research on values in change. What I’ve been looking for was a concept for the reasons for the change of values – but there is hardly anything. Most scholars … Weiterlesen

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