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Beyond borders: human rights, sovereignty, and citizenship in Seyla Benhabib

Grant number: 17/05438-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): September 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Ricardo Ribeiro Terra
Grantee:Adriana Pereira Matos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/11611-3 - Public sphere and reconstruction: on the constitution of a reconstructive paradigm within Critical Theory, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):17/23925-0 - Beyond borders: human rights, sovereignty and global constitutionalism, BE.EP.MS


This research intends to investigate how Seyla Benhabib relates the issues of human rights, sovereignty and citizenship in her work. The reconciliation between universalism and contextualism is a fundamental piece of her critical model, and the settlement of these issues with regard to international (or cosmopolitan) norms of human rights and maintenance of democratic sovereignty is complicated to resolve. Thus, we intend to explore in her work the paradox of democratic legitimation, that is, we intend to uncover the arrangements that Benhabib proposes to solve the problems that arise in the relationship between popular sovereignty and national sovereignty, citizenship and membership, human rights as cosmopolitan norms of justice and the State as guarantor of its application. This master's research is a continuation of scientific initiation research conducted in 2016 (FAPESP 2015 / 26105-9). (AU)

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MATOS, Adriana Pereira. Critical Theory, plurality and democracy: a study of the political philosophy of Seyla Benhabib. 2020. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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