Peter Herrmann's Lab

Department: School of Law

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Add from a critical perspective to the advancement of studies of human rights

Featured research (18)

The German polity, pandemia and Human Rights Still a draft, translation of quotes pending, as well as some details. But hopefully of intrest ... It is goig to be published in a book we are elaborating at my Human Rights Centre, the book will contain contriburtins from Ireland, South Africa, Spain and Turkey
Privatisation can be seen as original sin of the process of European integration. While we find at the beginning at least the notion of a community, which can also be read as notion of a common good and commons, it is becoming clear over time that, indeed, the common had been understood as making the private – not only as matter of property but also as matter of defining human rationality – as principal force. This presentation sees this as soci(at)al triage.
Karel Vasak proposed three stages of development of human rights, very much guided by an individualist understanding of what rights are. The present contribution argues that it is more important to look at the macro, meso and micro level, i.e. that human rights are also about the RIGHT OF SOCIETIES TO DEVELOP, thus making it possible to establish a foundation that rights of individuals (always social beings) can be established
Interview, presenting the book Between Ignorance and Murder .- Racism in Times of Pandemics
The ‘Big Data Age’ is replacing the ‘Industrialization Age’. Understanding the current Corporate Social Responsibility requires at least a bit of historical clarification: it would be surely misleading to attribute any kind of entrepreneurial ‘social activity’ to the array of Corporate Social Responsibility. However, such review is introduced only briefly in order to classify certain activities as related to what may be called social responsibility, the emphasis exposing the corporation as actor. What, however, if we come to the conclusion that certain shifts in the economy lead—in some digitization industries—to withering away of forms of the classical corporation, being successively replaced by a new formation of which we cannot see clear, elusive contours. Are we moving towards revived arbitrary systems of socio-charitable controls or can we foster a model, which leans towards inherent publicness?

Lab head

Peter Herrmann
  • School of Law
About Peter Herrmann
  • Peter Herrmann currently works at the Human Rights Centre at theLaw School, Central South University, Changsha, PRC. Peter does research in Economic Sociology, Welfare Economics, Social Policy and Law. Their current project is 'Is it really about Industry 4.0.?.'

Members (4)

Féilim Ó Hadhmaill
  • University College Cork
Joe Finnerty
  • University College Cork
Mehmet Okyayuz
  • Middle East Technical University
Juan Li
  • Central South University
  • Not confirmed yet