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Dr Ben Golder teaches courses on legal theory, on public law, and on the politics of human rights, in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. Ben works at the intersection of political and legal theory, and is interested in the areas of public law and human rights. His most recent book, Foucault and the Politics of Rights, which explores the late work on rights and human rights of the French philosopher, Michel Foucault, has just been published by Stanford University Press. He is currently at work on a book about the relationship between human rights and various schools of postfoundationalist thought (in political theory, history and philosophy). Ben is an Associate Editor of the journal, Contemporary Political Theory, a member of the Editorial Committee of the UK-based journal, Law and Critique, and a member of the Editorial Board of the radical, open access publisher, Counterpress.

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Posts by Ben:

The Human Rights ‘History Wars’

Human rights without humanism: Why does Foucault – an avowed anti-humanist – turn to ‘rights in his later works?