Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Su-Ming Khoo
2015
June
Laws
Solidarity and the Encapsulated and Divided Histories of Health and Human Rights
Published
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Optional Fields
solidarity; human rights; bioethics; encapsulated rights; gender; right to health; public health; care; collective responsibility; solidarity transfers
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This article examines the central but neglected principle of solidarity in human rights, health and bioethics, a concept subject to contention, evasion and confusion. It addresses the general ambivalence toward solidarity within law, philosophy and politics by discussing solidarity’s co-evolution with inegalitarian encapsulations and divisions of human rights. It argues that a renewed conception of solidarity is essential to meet increasingly salient ethical demands, as gender equality and the individualization of responsibilities coincide with deficits of care and collective responsibility. Questions of embodiedness, (inter)dependence, care and asymmetry are neglected by dominant liberal approaches, but are key to rethinking solidarity.
2075-471X
http://www.mdpi.com/2075-471X/4/2/272
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/laws4020272
Grant Details
Harvard Law Human Rights Program
Publication Themes