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dc.contributor.authorCarreira, da Silva Filipeen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-06T09:49:49Z
dc.date.available2015-10-06T09:49:49Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-12en
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Social Theory 2013, 16(4), 457-475. doi: 10.1177/1368431013484001en
dc.identifier.issn1368-4310
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251297
dc.description.abstractThis article articulates a neo-pragmatist theory of human rights by drawing and expanding upon the American classical pragmatism of G.H. Mead. It characterizes this neo-pragmatist theory of rights by its anti-foundationalist, relational, fictive, and constitutive nature, and begins by providing a reconstruction of Mead’s social pragmatist approach to rights, a contribution systematically ignored by contemporary sociologists of rights. Next, it details the cost of this disciplinary oblivion by examining how much neo-pragmatism, critical theory, and legal consciousness studies have meanwhile gained by engaging with Mead’s work on rights. Finally, it discusses the contributions of this historical-theoretical exercise to the rapidly growing sociology of rights, and shows that by supplementing the neo-Meadian approach with a recent interpretation of Hobbes’s fictional theory of politics, there appear to be substantive gains in the empirical study of the origins, consequences, meaning, and denial of rights.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper was written as part of the research project ‘‘Broken Promises. The Political Origins of Socioeconomic Inequality in Portugal, 1960-2010’’ funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/CPJ-CPO/101290/2008).
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/*
dc.subjectlegal consciousnessen
dc.subjectMeaden
dc.subjectpragmatismen
dc.subjectrightsen
dc.titleOutline of a social theory of rights: A neo-pragmatist approachen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Sage via http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368431013484001en
prism.endingPage475
prism.publicationDate2013en
prism.publicationNameEuropean Journal of Social Theoryen
prism.startingPage457
prism.volume16en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2013-04-12en
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7137
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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