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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 169–195.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Udi Greenberg This article examines the writings of the political theorist Karl Loewenstein to uncover the relationship between “militant democracy” and “human rights,” and their simultaneous rise to international prominence during the early Cold War. Through “militant democracy,” Loewenstein...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Siobhan Kattago Abstract As the war in Syria and the destruction of the Calais camp in France in 2016 bitterly demonstrate, declarations of human rights and asylum devolve into empty promises without a common sense of solidarity and an implicit understanding that we share responsibility...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 121–152.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., specifically the applicant's post deportation livability, in view of possible human rights violations. With the aid of Michel Foucault's and Giorgio Agamben's work, this article traces the striking transformation of legal personhood into livability questions in European deportation appeal cases. To assess...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
.... The challenge that torture poses to the work of literature is indeed a dare to the possibility of articulating human rights with the unverifiable practice of humanist criticism. As Andreas Huyssen insightfully claims, human rights discourse has been a marker of literature since Greek tragedy, but the rise...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
... .” Journal of Contemporary History 37 , no. 4 : 575 – 97 . Cmiel Kenneth . 2004 . “ The Recent History of Human Rights .” American Historical Review 109 , no. 1 : 117 – 35 . Cohen Gerard Daniel . 2011 . In War’s Wake: Europe’s Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order . New York...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
... democracy”—the theory that called for the curtailing of rights as part of the struggle against communism—and the popularity of “human rights” as key terms of postwar Western reconstruction. He traces the evolution of both through the writings of Karl Loewenstein, a liberal politi- cal theorist...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
... fairly constant since the so-called guest- worker literature of the 1970s and 1980s. This hybrid genre blends elements of the Bildungsroman, the quintessential genre of bourgeois individuation, with the human rights testimonial, as the autobiographical narratives link migration to emancipation...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
... represents the danger we face. Here terms like humanity, peace, human rights, and a host of other general and fl ex- ible terms are used to disarm sensible European resistance. Whereas neutral- ity itself, were it to exist, would be impotent, the duplicitous and deceptively aggressive language...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 51–64.
Published: 01 February 2008
... show that the text of the Declaration is a surprising mixture of human rights, man- ifest destiny, and transcendental protection.10 It is easy to merge the three topics—the invisible hand, the follower of Weishaupt, and the United States—into one big conspiratorial plot.11 The argument...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
.... For Arendt’s famous analysis of the perplexities of human rights and their historically fateful connection to the declining nation-states, see the ninth chapter in the second book of Origins, “The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man.” As early as 1843 Karl Marx grappled...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 181–209.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., and Empire in Western Political Thought .” Political Theory 43 , no. 3 ( 2015 ): 334 – 55 . Kymlicka Will . Liberalism, Community, and Culture . Oxford : Clarendon , 1989 . Kymlicka Will . Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights . Oxford : Clarendon...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . “ Revisiting Resentments: Jean Améry and the Dark Side of Forgiveness and Reconciliation .” Journal of Human Rights 5 , no. 1 ( 2006 ): 7 – 26 . Clark Mark W. “ A Prophet without Honour: Karl Jaspers in Germany, 1945–1948 .” Journal of Contemporary History 37 , no. 2 ( 2002 ): 197 – 222...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of these social and human rights which until then had been outside the political order and guaranteed not by government and constitution, but by social, spiritual, and religious forces.14 Already, then, Arendt is thinking about rights as a secularizing attempt to make up for a function...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 105–132.
Published: 01 August 2017
... human being. In theorizing the rights in this manner, Kant locates the source of legal legitimacy in moral principles. As a result, his conception of the rule of law remains external to the political autonomy of citizens. Classical liberties, which enjoy the validity of moral rights, are above...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., the memories of traumatic events have increasingly moved beyond the parameters of what Michael Roth- berg astutely critiques as “the zero-sum thinking that underwrites the logic of competitive memory” into acknowledging and even accepting what Aleida Assmann defines as “a human right to one’s own...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
... political theory. Let me first point out the lack of cosmopolitanization of this particular essay and of the book in which it is found: though Arendt’s major works on politics and human rights have received much—and valuable—attention, 13 Arendt’s book Men in Dark Times has, from a political...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 41–67.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to God—existed for themselves alone. —Dante The contemporary history of Israeli law could be described as liberal and institutional or “etatist,” as I explain below. For contemporary historians of Israeli law, the division between right...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 133–162.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in 2003 with presenting colo- nialism as “an unfortunate byproduct of the otherwise universalistic and enlightened project Europe led to establish the principles of human rights, rule of law, and expanded productivity.”11 To Young, “colonialism was not just a vicious process of modernization...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., these years were hardly irrelevant to Chris- tian Democracy or German Catholicism. On the contrary, those were the years in which Catholics across Europe abandoned confessional politics and embraced the new language of antitotalitarianism and human rights that would prove crucial to Christian Democracy...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 99–140.
Published: 01 November 2020
...; sie hätten genau so bereitwillig Wohnhäuser entworfen. Das von der Stadt angekaufte Gelände lag auf einem erhöhten Punkt, von dem aus die Gräber eine herrliche Aussicht genossen. ( G , 108–9) The human right to dwell is obviously perverted by the municipal competition. 60 To make this clear...
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