Cosmopolitanism And Human Rights Analysis

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In the reading, What does it matter what human rights mean? The author, Kate Nash, discusses how human rights can be a foundation for global justice through cultural politics. Although this may be true, according to Nash, the definition of human rights goes far beyond the wall of rights administered through state procedures. But instead, ''Human rights are defined and redefined as policies that are created and applied, legal claims dealt with and so on--both inside and outside state procedures.” At this point, Nash affirms that to ensure that these human rights policies are applied efficiently in society to have an impact. The notions of cultural politics are required. For instance, a few assumptions include public contests over how society …show more content…
In which cosmopolitanism, becomes not only a state where human rights ideals are practical, instead ; a communicative approach that aims to reform the values and rights of a political community both at a national and transnational level. (fine, 2009). Granted that, Robert Fine also refutes his assertion and critiques cosmopolitanism to be a universalistic framework that attempts to understand a general conception of human rights on the whole but does not necessarily promote global social justice. He highlights that the outcomes of implementing cosmopolitan ideals in society encourage and leads to struggles of inclusion and exclusivity, on the grounds of social, political and economic. Although this may be true, approaching human rights from a cultural perspective is a crucial component in the realization of human rights in practice. Firstly, because it calls for questions concerning the kind of research that is necessary to establish human rights ideals in practice. Secondly, because it seeks to find political, theoretical support, which makes the importance of an intersubjective understanding of human rights. Even more importantly, throughout the reading, Nash explains that it is through cultural politics that the ideals of universal human rights can be realized in practice. Moreover, they are …show more content…
Were invented at a moment in European history, precisely the eighteenth -century. As a result, due to its invention, the concept of self-evidence sprang out, which concluded that individual autonomy should rely on examining the reactions of the eighteenth-century

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