Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism

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Cosmopolitanism, as an intellectual and political project, has failed. The portrayal of human rights, especially European, as evidence of cosmopolitanism in practice is misguided. Cosmopolitan theorists point to the rise of claims-making to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) among Europe's Muslims to protect their right to religious freedom, mainly concerning the hijab, as evidence of cosmopolitan justice. However, the outcomes of such claims-making show that far from signifying a cosmopolitan moment, European human ...

Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781317612414

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