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The Conservative Human Rights RevolutionEuropean Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention$
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Marco Duranti

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811380

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.001.0001

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Human Rights and Conservative Politics

Human Rights and Conservative Politics

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The Conservative Human Rights Revolution

Marco Duranti

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the neoliberal, neomedieval, and Christian democratic origins of the European human rights system. The origins of European human rights law offer a lens through which to arrive at a new perspective on postwar conservatism. If we limit our frame of analysis to domestic politics, then the story of the years immediately following the Second World War is one of conservative accommodation to much of the socialist agenda. If we extend this frame to transnational politics, however, we see a reverse image of developments in the national sphere. Free-market conservatives and social Catholics shared an anxiety regarding the accumulation of powers in a central state apparatus subject to the whims of a majority-rule democracy. This expressed itself in the human rights projects of the European unity movements under the direction of conservatives immediately after the war.

Keywords:   Britain, Christian democracy, conservatism, ECHR, European Convention on Human Rights, European politics, France, human rights, neoliberalism, Vichy

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