Seminar “Towards non-hegemonic liberalism and human rights protection” at Uppsala

The presentation will approach a complex of questions related to what many experience as a link between global injustices in their material dimensions (such as economic or military dominance) and the lack of respect for normative differences between peoples and traditions shown by the strong global players. How should we understand such claims? Are they just a rhetorical instrument for realpolitik? Or do they express a justified concern which should be taken seriously?

The presentation will offer an analysis of some current forms of Russian critique of liberalism (especially of liberal interpretations of human rights protection), which are framed in terms of resistance to hegemonic liberalism.

Elena Namli is Professor of Ethics at the Faculty of Theology and one of the three research directors at the UCRS.