By Sonu Bedi

The language of rights is ubiquitous. It shapes the way in which we build our debates over concerns resembling abortion, affirmative motion and sexual freedom. This provocative new learn demanding situations the very notion of rights, arguing that they jeopardize our liberty and undermine democratic debate. through re-conceptualizing our rules approximately restricted executive, it means that we will be able to restrict the explanations or rationales on which the polity might act. while we as soon as used the language of rights to thwart democratic majorities, Bedi argues that we must always now flip our cognizance to the democratic state's reason behind appearing. it will enable higher democratic flexibility and restraint whereas making sure real liberty. Deftly using political conception and constitutional legislation to nation its case, the examine substantially rethinks the connection among liberty and democracy, and should be crucial interpreting for students and scholars of political and criminal philosophy.

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