Interactive Universalism and the Rights of the Others
Do universal rights claims need to be contextualized? And how does this happen? At our Istanbul Seminars, we asked Professor Seyla Benhabib from Yale University. How do the voices of the excluded – women, immigrants, minorities – get included into the public sphere? Through a process of democratic iterations and jurisgenerativity – Prof. Benhabib explains – linking the normative, utopian aspect of legal claims and the very process of questioning, confrontation and dialogue. Rights always require interpretation or, to be more precise, iteration in a specific context.
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Interview: Nina zu Fürstenberg
Film: Anna Fanuele