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Annuaire du Collège de France 2007-2008
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Human rights in a multipolar and multi-civilizational world of the 21st century. A view from a trans-civilizational perspective

Résumé des conférences du Collège de France (2007-2008)
Yasuaki Onuma
p. 924-925

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Lecture I. The trans-civilizational perspective: a cognitive framework for viewing the 21st century world

I. From a state-centric and west-centric international society to a multi-polar and multi-civilizational global society

11. The state-centric and west-centric international society of the 20th century.

22. Conflicts destabilizing the international order.

  1. The conflict between the transnationalization of economics and information, and the sovereign states system.

  2. The conflict between the global quest for human dignity and the sense of humiliation shared by developing nations.

  3. Emerging discrepancies between asian economic power and western intellectual/informational hegemony in global society.

II. The trans-civilizational perspective as compared with the international and transnational perspectives

31. The international perspective.

42. The transnational perspective.

  1. Significance of the transnational perspective.

  2. Problems with the international and transnational perspectives.

53. The trans-civilizational perspective.

  1. Civilizational factors and perspectives as preserved and utilized within the sovereign states system.

  2. Decline of the non-intervention principle and the problematization of civilizations.

  3. The need to minimize conflicts between egocentric, unilateral universalisms.

  4. The functional trans-civilizational perspective.

Lecture II. Human rights from a trans-civilizational perspective

I. “Universality vs. relativity” in human rights

61. The scope of “universality” of human rights.

72. Problematic features of the theory of the universal origin of human rights.

II Conditions for globally legitimate standards and frameworks of human rights

81. Human rights as the most effective means for protecting the values and interests of individuals against sovereign states and the capitalist economy.

92. Liberation from west-centrism.

103. Liberation from liberty-centrism.

114. Liberation from individualism.

III. The search for trans-civilizational human rights

121. Significance of current international human rights norms.

132. Modification and supplementation of international human rights norms from a transnational perspective.

143. modification and supplementation of international human rights norms from a trans-civilizational perspective.

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Cours et travaux du Collège de France. Annuaire 108e année, Collège de France, Paris, décembre 2008, p. 924-925. ISBN 978-2-7226-0082-9

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Yasuaki Onuma, « Human rights in a multipolar and multi-civilizational world of the 21st century. A view from a trans-civilizational perspective », L’annuaire du Collège de France [En ligne], 108 | 2008, mis en ligne le , consulté le 20 février 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/annuaire-cdf/292

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Yasuaki Onuma

Professeur à l’université de Tokyo (Japon)

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