The human right to political participation
Peter, Fabienne. (2013) The human right to political participation. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Vol.7 (No.2). pp. 2-16. ISSN 1559-3061Full text not available from this repository.
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In recent developments in political and legal philosophy, there is a tendency to endorse minimalist lists of human rights which do not include a right to political participation. Against such tendencies, I shall argue that the right to political participation, understood as distinct from a right to democracy, should have a place even on minimalist lists. In addition, I shall defend the need to extend the right to political participation to include participation not just in national, but also in international and global governance processes. The argument will be based on a cosmopolitan conception of political legitimacy and on a political conception of human rights that is normatively anchored in legitimacy. The central claim of my paper is that a right to political participation is necessary – but not sufficient – for political legitimacy in the global realm.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
K Law > K Law (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy|
|Publisher:||University of Southern California * Gould School of Law|
|Official Date:||February 2013|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 2-16|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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