(32) See Bas de Gaay
Fortman, "Human Rights, Entitlements Systems and the Problem of Cultural Receptivity," in Human Rights and Religious Values--An Uneasy Relationship?
Bas de Gaay Fortman points out that it is exactly those cultures in which possessive individualism has strong roots -- and that includes the global village as such -- that experience great difficulties with economic and social rights, already at the standard-setting.
(38) Bas de Gaay Fortman, "Religion and Human Rights: Mutually Exclusive or Supportive?", Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, no.
de Gaay Fortman Born in 1911, de Gaay Fortman belonged to the group of young Antirevolutionary intellectuals, to which Jelle Zijlstra also belonged.
In 1947, de Gaay Fortman became Zijlstra's colleague at the Free University as professor of private law and criminal law.
In his speech given during the concluding session, de Gaay Fortman could not ignore the differences.
de Gaay Fortman and Jelle Zijlstra distanced themselves at that point from Kuyperian principles.
de Gaay Fortman, Architectonische critiek, fragmenten uit de sociaal-politike geschriften van dr A.
Mouw and Sander Griffioen, Pluralisms and Horizons: An Essay in Christian Public Philosophy (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993), 39-48, and in: Bas de Gaay Fortman and Berma Klein Goldewijk, God and the Goods: Global Economy in a Civilizational Perspective (Geneva: WCC Publications, 1998), 22-31.