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Studies in the History of Law and Justice
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Human Rights Redefining Legal Thought

The History of Human Rights Discourse in Finnish Legal Scholarship

Authors: Salojärvi, Juhana Mikael

  • Offers an innovative approach to the history of human rights
  • Presents a pioneering work on the history of legal scholarship in Finland
  • Includes an illustrative case-study on the postwar history of legal ideas
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About this book

This book investigates the origins and development of human rights discourse in Finnish legal scholarship in the twentieth century. It provides a detailed account of how human rights were understood before they had legal relevance in a positivist sense, how they were adapted to Finnish legal thinking in the post-Second World War decades, how they developed into a mode of legal rhetoric and a type of legal argument during the 1970s and 1980s, and how they eventually became a significant paradigm in legal thinking in the 1990s. The book also demonstrates how rights discourse infiltrated the discussion regarding problems that were previously addressed in arguments concerning morals, social justice and equity.

Although the book focuses on the history of Finnish legal scholarship, it is also interesting from a global perspective for two reasons: Firstly, it demonstrates how an idea of international law is transplanted and diffused into national legal thinking; Finland is an illustrative example in this regard. Secondly, it offers insights into the general history of human rights.

About the authors

Juhana Salojärvi, LL.D., is a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Helsinki. His main field is the history of legal scholarship. Recently his research has also involved the legal history of steamships and the historiography of human rights. 

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29533-2
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 12, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29532-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights Redefining Legal Thought
Book Subtitle
The History of Human Rights Discourse in Finnish Legal Scholarship
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the History of Law and Justice
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29533-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29533-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29532-5
Series ISSN
2198-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 237
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