Author Archives: Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti

About Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti

Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti is assistant professor of political science at City College of the City University of New York and associate researcher at the Center for European Studies of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). His first book, Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes (Columbia University Press, 2015), examines the history of the religious discourse of antirelativism in the political thought of the Catholic Church. He is currently working on a second book, titled What Is Christian Democracy? Politics, Religion and Ideology (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Catholic Social Doctrine and Human Rights: From Rejection to Endorsement?

The Catholic Church is today widely regarded as one of the staunchest advocates of human rights, a perception that Vatican authorities have done much to both uphold and foster over the course of the past few decades. At least since the second half of the 1960s, reference to the notion of human rights has been pervasive in the official discourse produced by the Catholic Church, and the institution is also deeply implicated in the material support of a vast array of “humanitarian” organizations across the Continue reading → Continue reading →