Social Contexts of Equality Practices: Global, National and Situational Environments of the Enforcement of Human Rights

(German Research Foundation)

The Heisenberg project explores the contradictory and conflicting dynamics of human rights policies and the social contexts of their implementation. The aim is to examine the multilayered structure of the phenomenon looking not only at the world societal level but also at the national-institutional and life-world dimensions. In addition to the theoretical development of the paradoxes of global human rights, the research project aims to empirically analyze the emergence of informal norms of freedom and equality as well as the conditions for the practical compliance with such norms in everyday life.

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