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Universelle menneskerettigheder?

Larsen, Louise Høj LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Before the coming Durban Review Conference against racism the universality in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is questioned as a result of the intense conflict between freedom of expression and religious liberty particularly according to the concept of defamations of religions. The conflict is declared to be the opposition between “universal ideal” and “cultural relativism”. In this investigation my aim is to come across the opposition pair and examine the conditions that came together to create the idea of “universal human rights” as in opposition to “religious relativism”. For that end Asads application of the genealogy method of “the secular” and “secularism” will be applied in order to carry out a constructive analysis of the... (More)
Before the coming Durban Review Conference against racism the universality in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is questioned as a result of the intense conflict between freedom of expression and religious liberty particularly according to the concept of defamations of religions. The conflict is declared to be the opposition between “universal ideal” and “cultural relativism”. In this investigation my aim is to come across the opposition pair and examine the conditions that came together to create the idea of “universal human rights” as in opposition to “religious relativism”. For that end Asads application of the genealogy method of “the secular” and “secularism” will be applied in order to carry out a constructive analysis of the current conflict. My conclusion is that the opposition are creating the legitimacy for both of the positions in the conflict by defining “the other” as illegitimate, and therefore the necessity of protection of its own holy values. But behind the opposition of “universal” and “relativism” we find different ideas of “the human” with none of these ideas more universal than the other. (Less)
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author
Larsen, Louise Høj LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En undersøgelse af dikotomien ”universelle menneskerettigheder” respektive ”kulturel relativisme”
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
the human, defamations of religions, universal human rights, method of genealogy, the secular, religion, the other
language
Danish
id
1361793
date added to LUP
2009-04-17 09:04:04
date last changed
2009-04-17 09:04:04
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  abstract     = {Before the coming Durban Review Conference against racism the universality in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is questioned as a result of the intense conflict between freedom of expression and religious liberty particularly according to the concept of defamations of religions. The conflict is declared to be the opposition between “universal ideal” and “cultural relativism”. In this investigation my aim is to come across the opposition pair and examine the conditions that came together to create the idea of “universal human rights” as in opposition to “religious relativism”. For that end Asads application of the genealogy method of “the secular” and “secularism” will be applied in order to carry out a constructive analysis of the current conflict. My conclusion is that the opposition are creating the legitimacy for both of the positions in the conflict by defining “the other” as illegitimate, and therefore the necessity of protection of its own holy values. But behind the opposition of “universal” and “relativism” we find different ideas of “the human” with none of these ideas more universal than the other.},
  author       = {Larsen, Louise Høj},
  keyword      = {the human,defamations of religions,universal human rights,method of genealogy,the secular,religion,the other},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Universelle menneskerettigheder?},
  year         = {2009},
}