Volume 5: Human Dignity in Context

Explorations of a Contested Concept

The fifth volume of the series “Recht im Kontext” provides a contextual analysis of human dignity, exploring the concept’s legal and political implications. The book is the outcome of two conferences held at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin), prompting debate among scholars from various disciplinary and regional backgrounds and creating a discursive space to analyze and reassess the advantages and disadvantages of human dignity in judicial interpretation and academic reflection. As a contextual undertaking, the book takes a genuinely legal perspective and connects current debates in German, European and US legal scholarship with discussions in other disciplines and various parts of the world.

Edited by Dieter Grimm, Alexandra Kemmerer und Christoph Möllers.

2018, 637 pages, hard cover, 149 EUR, ISBN 978-3-8487-2356-0
 

Extracts:

preface and table of contents