The notion of ‘rights revolution’ is widely used in socio-legal scholarship, yet in numerous different ways with varying precision and definition. What is a rights revolution? How can it be turned into a more rigorous social science concept?
Apropos the social aspects of theorizing, Kalle suggested I should have a look at Louis Menand’s The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (MacMillan 2002; ISBN: 9780374528492).
This winter, I’m teaching Applied Theory, a doctoral course that’s part of the required coursework for students in our PhD programmes in Peace & Development Studies and Environmental Social Science at the School of Global Studies. Over the years it has evolved from a collective reading course into a course on social science theorizing.