Editor-in-Chief: Lawrence Hamilton, University of the Witwatersrand
Volume 63 / 2016, 4 issues per volume (March, June, September, December)
Subjects: Social and Political Theory, Literature, Philosophy, History
CALL FOR PAPERS: 'Turner and his Times'
Freedom From, In and Through the State – T.H. Marshall’s Trinity of Rights Revisited
Each one of T.H. Marshall’s trinity of human rights rested on the state
as, simultaneously, its birth place, executive manager and guardian.
And no wonder. At the time Marshall tied personal, political and
social freedoms into a historically determined succession of
won/bestowed rights, the boundaries of the sovereign state marked the
limits of what humans could contemplate, and what they thought they
should jointly do, in order to make their world more user-friendly. The
state enclosed territory was the site of private initiatives and public
actions, as well as the arena on which private interests and public
issues met, clashed and sought reconciliation. In all those respects,
the realm of state sovereignty was presumed to be self-contained, selfassertive