RESIST is a Starting Grant ERC project (2010), led by Justine Lacroix (Centre of Political Theory - Faculty of Social and Political Sciences)

Justine Lacroix was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for her "Human Rights versus Democracy? Towards a Conceptual Genealogy of Skepticism about Human Rights in Contemporary Political Thought" project. While there is tome upon tome of literature on Human Rights, there are few critiques of Human Rights from a political thought standpoint.

This is the original approach adopted by Justine Lacroix: she has analysed critiques of Human Rights from six thinkers in the field, including the 1789 Declaration, such as Burke, De Maistre, Bentham, Marx, Comte and Schmitt. This sample is designed to illustrate the great diversity in opinions on Human Rights, including as it does conservative, reactionary, progressive, and revolutionary authors.

Then, she has compared her observations on classical authors with contemporary investigations into the dominant role played by the discourse in Human Rights within our societies.

This project is finished 

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 262761).

Created on August 9, 2018