Book Review: Foucault and the Politics ofRights

Kapur, Ratna (2016) Book Review: Foucault and the Politics ofRights. [Book Reviews]

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Ben Golder's new book on Foucault and the Politics of Rights is a landmark text that engages with one of the most intriguing questions regarding Foucault's later work: did his turn to human rights represent a capitulation to the liberal project? Golder's answer is a resounding 'No'. Presenting us with a finely balanced and careful reading of Foucault's engagement with human rights in the later period of his life, Golder provides a compelling account of how this work was not only consistent with Foucault's earlier critiques of power as well as the liberal subject, but also offers a tactical political strategy that seeks to use human rights to play a different game.' The name of this game is the critical counter conduct of rights that is played according to the rules of both critique and resistance

Item Type: Book Reviews
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 05:23
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 05:23


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