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“The Rights of Man Were but Imperfectly Understood at the Revolution”: The Architecture of Rights of Man

Peter de Bolla

in The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores how Tom Paine’s Rights of Man put into circulation a phrase ‘the rights of man’. It argues that this phrase is related but not identical to the concept ‘rights of man’ that was ... More


Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789–1793

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More's career as a conduct-book writer continued with her Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World (1791). In the early part of 1791, her writing career was disrupted by the elopement ... More


Perplexities of Human Rights

Ayten Gündoğdu

in Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199370412
eISBN:
9780199370443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370412.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter examines the distinctive contours of Arendt’s critique of human rights and centers on her analysis of “the perplexities of the Rights of Man” in The Origins of Totalitarianism. Arendt’s ... More


The Violence of Dispossession: Extra-Territoriality and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Matthew Craven

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the issue of extra-territoriality and its relations to economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC rights). The discussion of extra-territoriality and ESC rights is placed in the ... More


From Nature to Nation: French Revolutionary Rights

Dan Edelstein

in On the Spirit of Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226588988
eISBN:
9780226589039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589039.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

When the French themselves began drafting their own Declaration, they clearly had American models in mind: two-thirds of the final French articles have antecedents in American texts. But this family ... More


Human Rights as Politics and Anti-Politics

Ayten Gündoğdu

in Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199370412
eISBN:
9780199370443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370412.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter engages with Arendt’s notorious concept of “the social” in response to the claim that her critique of the Rights of Man results from her distaste for the politicization of social issues ... More


An American in Paris: Thomas Paine and the Politics of the Outsider

Green Georgina

in The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Thomas Paine increasingly focuses on exposing representation as provisional, and on deferring the absolute identification between the people and the ethical category of ... More


Ici on ne fait pas de la politique

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For most of its first forty years of existence, the Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) could have adopted ici on ne fait pas de la politique as its motto. Its mandate was not ... More


Liberty with All Its Risks

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) leaned towards the Left for its commitment to civil liberties, which was evident in the Dreyfus affair that brought the League to its ... More


Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

William D. Irvine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book focuses on the first fifty years of the Ligue des droits de l'homme—the League of the Rights of Man—informed by the recently available archives of the organization. Founded during the ... More


Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen was a landmark document of the French Revolution that articulated the Enlightenment philosophy of “natural rights” and inspired the constitution of ... More


Politics, Yes, but Not Electoral Politics

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Victor Basch, a spokesman for the Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man), admitted that the League has always been involved in politics, but only in the form of public policy. ... More


Origins, Organization, and Structure

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1894 Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a French army officer, was charged with espionage and sentenced to life imprisonment. When the government refused to reopen the case, the famous novelist Emile Zola ... More


Our Movement Is Irreversible: March 8, 1989

Antoinette Fouque and Jean-Joseph Goux

Sylvina Boissonnas (ed.)

in There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169868
eISBN:
9780231538381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169868.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter reflects on how women are continuing to fight for their rights and asserts that the Women's Movement is irreversible. It considers two events that were celebrated in the Sorbonne on ... More


Introduction

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Founded in Paris in June 1898, the Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) was one of the more revered institutions of Third Republic France. Established in response to the unjust ... More


War and Peace: 1914–1934

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the years prior to the outbreak of World War I, the Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) took a “pacifist” stand. Most of its members were opposed to the war, arguing that ... More


Epilogue

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The decision of some members of the Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) to collaborate with the Vichy regime following the defeat of France at the hands of Germany says much ... More


Postcolonial Development and Sustainability

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter demonstrates that the independence of Papua New Guinea was marked by both bold anticipation and uncomfortable ambivalence. The Constitution of the Independent State of Papua ... More


The League from Below

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) justified its involvement in politics or in issues of broad public policy by insisting that it was in defense of civil liberties. ... More


Vichy

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Following the defeat of France by Germany in 1940, the Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) ceased all operations and its members went their separate ways. Many of the League's ... More


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