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|Title||The Role of Academia in Human Rights Culture : A Swedish Perspective|
|Author/s||Andrea Karlsson, Linde Lindkvist|
Human Rights studies
|Full-text||Full text is not available in this archive|
|Pages||1 - 10|
|Conference name||The Role of Arab Universities in the Education, Practice and Promotion of Human Rights|
|Conference location||Notre Dame University, Beirut|
In Sweden, the establishment of Human Rights Studies, comprising both
education and research, is closely tied to an increasing emphasis on
human rights principles in both foreign and domestic policy.
We argue that as part of this developed human rights culture, the role
of the academia is to critically analyze human rights discourses and
practices which requires a constant evaluation of the concept itself and
its historical and cultural embeddedness.
After presenting a brief history of how human rights studies came to be
an integral part of higher-education in Sweden, our paper moves to
grapple with the current challenge of establishing a suitable
relationship between academia and the wider human rights community. How
should human rights scholars interact with activists? How do we
establish a fruitful exchange of ideas between scholars from different
human rights cultures? And how do we simultaneously improve our common
understanding of the irreducible complexity inherent in the concept of
Law and Political Science
|Keywords||human rights education, human rights culture, human rights, mänskliga rättigheter|
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