Politics and Human Rights
Center for Research in Politics and Human Rights
RESEARCH AND HIGHER EDUCATION
The “Center for Research in Politics and Human Rights” (PHR) is a center for advanced study that implements, promotes and supports research and higher education in political, legal and social sciences. Its main interest is human relations studied through the plurality of cultures and disciplines, with an opening towards the complexity of contemporary reality. It was academically established by the Sophia University Institute and promoted in collaboration with the International network of jurists and law practitioners “Communion and Law” and the Toni Weber Foundation.
The PHR arises as a result of years of studies on the principle of fraternity in its social and public dimension, carried out in several universities around the world, in close contact with initiatives conducted by numerous subjects in the civil society. Sophia embraces this wealth of studies and experience and dedicates to the principle of fraternity specific philosophical, political and juridical formative courses as well as permanent research projects.
The PHR promotes international cooperation in scientific research, favoring intercultural projects and the increasing inclusion of young people in research and high professional qualification. It opens spaces for dialogue and offers consultancy for the construction of new academic training courses.
It develops forms of cooperation with social, economic, institutional, political, religious subjects who engage in the field of peace and the protection of human rights, fraternal politics, responsible economy, the enhancement of people and their resources. Together with these subjects, it works to design concrete forms of fraternity that contribute to creating the “human family”, to which the United Nations’ “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” refers (cf. Preamble and art. 1) . To this end, it proposes to contribute to the development of public policies and economic, social and cultural projects.
The interest on the theme of fraternity, intended as principle of thought and action in the public sphere, not as parental relationship or as a tie within a community, has grown greatly at the international level in the last few years as exemplified by recent numerous publications dealing with this theme.
To better understand the approach of the Fraternity program please visit the links below:
Populism and Accountability
The research «Interdisciplinary research on active citizenship, accountability and populism» deals with populism in the context of contemporary political societies, that already have created institutions for elective political representation, societies that have a cultural framework that recognizes the idea of democracy as a reference value, and that are capable to put into practice a political and legal order that translates the idea of democracy into a coherent and effective system, guaranteeing the consent of the greater majority.
Cooperation and Community Building
This laboratory was concieved to convert research paths in best practices.
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The PHR Repository is hosted by the Tony Weber Foundation
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