"This is an important book, raising a frontal challenge to the regnant paradigm of liberal political thought. And to top it off, it's a genuine pleasure to read!"
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University
"Sonu Bedi offers not only a vigorous critique of the use of rights in political justification but also a novel approach to defending the idea of limited government. Rejecting Rights may well be rejected by liberals and libertarians alike, but Bedi presents a case that is not easily dismissed."
Chandran Kukathas, Chair in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Provocative, deeply original, and lucid: this book makes a powerful case for downplaying liberalism's focus on individual rights in favor of a more nimble requirement of public justification in the face of encroachments on liberty. Sonu Bedi's Rejecting Rights should provoke a fresh reconsideration of liberal constitutionalism. An impressive achievement."
Stephen J. Macedo, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Director of the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
This provocative study challenges the concept of rights, arguing that they jeopardize liberty and undermine democratic debate. Deftly employing political theory and constitutional law to state its case, it radically rethinks the relationship between liberty and democracy. Essential reading for scholars and students of political and legal philosophy.