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Author Mitnick, Eric J
Title Rights, Groups, and Self-Invention : Group-Differentiated Rights in Liberal Theory
Imprint Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2006
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Introduction: Group-Differentiated Rights -- Group-Differentiated Rights as a Distinct Form of Right -- The Contemporary Debate Over Group-Differentiated Rights -- The Approach of this Book -- An Overview of the Book -- 2. Collective Aspects of Legal Rights -- Rights and Individualism -- The Language of Rights and Groups -- Collective Aspects of Rights -- 3. Law and Social Categories -- Formal Justice and Legal Generality -- Legal Rights and Categorization -- Law and Social Cognition -- The Nature of Social Categories -- Fuzzy Sets and Legal Indeterminacy -- Social Labeling and Law as an Agent of Socialization -- 4. Rights and Social Groups -- Rights and Identity -- The Nature of Social Identity -- Social Groups: Some Definitions and Ambiguities -- Social Salience and Identity Types -- Legal Rights and the Constitution of Social Groups -- 5. Liberal Membership -- The Concept of Membership -- Liberal Multiculturalism: Autonomy and Toleration -- The Liberal Self: Constitutive Autonomy -- Constitutive Autonomy and Value Pluralism -- Liberalism, Membership, and Exclusion -- 6. The Universalist Critique -- Universalistic Liberalism -- Universalism and Difference -- Formal Equality and Constitutive Autonomy -- 7. Three Models of Group-Differentiated Rights -- The Constitution of Social Groups: Ascriptive Exclusion -- The Constitution of Social Groups: Affirmation -- The Constitution of Cultural Groups: Self-Exclusion -- Group-Differentiated Rights and Self-Invention -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Critically assessing the group-differentiated form of 'right' from within analytical, constitutive and liberal theory, this book examines to what extent the group-differentiated form of right serves to constitute aspects of human identity and whether this should be a cause for concern
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mitnick, Eric J Rights, Groups, and Self-Invention : Group-Differentiated Rights in Liberal Theory Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2006 9780754645733
Subject Social groups.;Civil rights
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