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The conservative human rights revolution : European identity, transnational politics, and the origins of the European convention

Author: Marco Duranti
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conservative human rights revolution' radically reinterprets the origins of the European human rights system, arguing that its conservative inventors envisioned the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) not only as an instrument to contain communism and fascism in continental Europe, but also to allow them to pursue a controversial political agenda at home and abroad. Just as the Supreme Court of the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Duranti
ISBN: 9780199811380 0199811385
OCLC Number: 979833276
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPART ONE: European Memory, Human Rights Law, and the Romantic Origins of International Justice (1899-1950)Chapter 1: The Romance of International LawChapter 2: Internationalism Between Nostalgia and TechnocracyChapter 3: Churchill, Human Rights, and the European ProjectChapter 4: Postwar Reconciliation, Colonialism, and Cold War Human RightsPART TWO: Free-Market Conservatism, Christian Democracy, and the European Convention on Human Rights (1944-1959)Chapter 5: Neoliberal Human Rights in Postwar BritainChapter 6: Neomedieval Human Rights in the Shadow of VichyChapter 7: Catholic Human Rights in Postwar FranceChapter 8: Rethinking the ECHR's Original IntentPART THREE: Reflections on the Conservative Human Rights Revolution in Postwar Europe (1946-1950)Chapter 9: The Ethical Foundations of European IntegrationChapter 10: Human Rights and Conservative PoliticsChapter 11: Revolution and Restoration in the History of Human RightsConclusionEpilogue: A European Union Without QualitiesNotesArchival CollectionsIndex
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