The long and winding road to hard cosmopolitanism

Once again about the case law of the European court of human rights

  • Athanasia Petropoulou Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Palavras-chave: véu islâmico, tolerância religiosa, Corte Europeia de Direitos Humanos, cosmopotilismo, laicidade


The political, methodological and interpretative perspectives of a cosmopolitan vision are in the process of gaining more and more legitimacy, also within the specific environment of the European Charter of Human Rights. This essay analyzes Court decisions and interpretations and attempts to establish a parallelism between the judiciary principles and the ethical and philosophical foundations of postmodernism: above all as to the modes of transmission of values and principles. The striking example is the construction of national identity as a response to global insecurity. The author of this essay attempts to analytically deconstruct the ideological underpinnings of this regressive response.

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PETROPOULOU, A. The long and winding road to hard cosmopolitanism. DESC - Direito, Economia e Sociedade Contemporânea, v. 2, n. 1, p. 165-183, 4 out. 2019.
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