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Discourse and KnowledgeThe Making of Enlightenment Sociology$
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Piet Strydom

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238058

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312960

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The Rights Discourse

The Rights Discourse

(p.121) Chapter 7 The Rights Discourse
Discourse and Knowledge
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This chapter discusses the rights discourse generated by debates about violence and the political survival of society. First, it describes the historical framework within which the violence debates developed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It then discusses the institutional and non-institutional settings where debates are conducted. Finally, the chapter examines the issue of the survival of society in its political environment.

Keywords:   rights discourse, violence, society, debates, political environment

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