In the Name of Dignity
Habbo Knoch

In the Name of Dignity

Details about the book
A German Story
  • date of publication: 23.01.2023
  • 288 Pages
  • Hanser Verlag
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-27416-7
  • Deutschland: 25,00 €
  • Österreich: 25,70 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-27642-0
  • E-Book Deutschland: 18,99 €

“How, why and who succeeded in establishing dignity as a paradigm in the Federal Republic of Germany?”

Human dignity shall be inviolable: just a pledge or a political maxim?

Human dignity shall be inviolable: the Federal Republic of Germany’s self-image and challenges

More indispensable than ever: a history that spans decades, from Germany’s fresh democratic start to the emancipatory movements of our current times

How did dignity become included in the German constitution and in which discussions has it played a role?

The German constitution guarantees human dignity – an abstract promise that has led to the formulation of many concrete demands over the years. While the early German Republic was concerned with distancing itself from the National Socialist dictatorship, it later invoked human dignity to fight global injustice, stand up for women’s rights and sexual equality and also to campaign against the impunity of abortion. Habbo Knoch writes about how the concept of inviolable human dignity was developed even before 1945 and how, despite its various interpretations, it became the most important agreement of the German people.

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