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1211 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Entstehungs- und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Sozialstaates / Georg Kassimatis
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Belgiens / Koen Lenaerts, Patrick van Ypersele und Joel van Ypersele
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Dänemarks / Ruth Nielsen
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Deutschlands / Wolfgang Däubler
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Finnlands / Kaarlo Tuori, Niklas Bruun und Paul Van Aerschot
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Frankreichs / Dominique Rousseau, Marie-Luce Pavia und Thomas Dubut
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Griechenlands / Julia Iliopoulos-Strangas und Georg Leventis
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Irlands / John L. Murray und Diarmuid Rossa Phelan
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Italiens / Giuseppe de Vergottini
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung des Grossherzogtums Luxemburg / Achim Seifert und Romain Schintgen
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung der Niederlande / Evert Albert Alhema
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Österreichs / Theo Öhlinger und Manfred Stelzer
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Portugals / José Carlos Vieira de Andrade
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Schwedens / Lotta Vahlne Westerhäll
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung Spaniens / Miguel Rodríguez-Pinero
  • Der Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte in der Rechtsordnung des Vereinigten Königreichs / David A.O. Edward ... [et al.]
  • Soziale Grundrechte in den Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union im Rechtsvergleich unter Berücksichtigung des Europäischen Rechts / Julia Iliopoulos-Strangas
  • Historische Entwicklung und Konzeption des Schutzes der sozialen Grundrechte
  • Quellen der sozialen Rechte
  • Klassifizierung : Aufstellung und Rechtsnatur der sozialen Grundrechte
  • Geschützter Personenkreis/Träger der sozialen Grundrechte
  • Normadressaten der sozialen Grundrechte
  • Schutz der sozialen Grundrechte
  • Modifikation der sozialen Grundrechte
  • Ausblick.
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 346 pages ; 23 cm.
  • List of Tables Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: S.Kott & J.Droux PART I: TRANSNATIONAL NETWORKS AND MILIEUS AROUND THE ILO Social and Political Networks and the Creation of the ILO: The Role of British Actors-- O.Hidalgo-Weber The ILO and Other International Actors in 20th Century Accident Insurance in Switzerland and Germany-- M.Lengwiler The International Labour Organisation, Feminists and Expert Networks: the Challenges of a Protective Policy (1919-1934)-- N.Natchkova & C.Schoeni PART II: THE ILO AND THE PRODUCTION OF SOCIAL STANDARDS Modern Unemployment: from the Creation of the Concept to the International Labour Office's First Standards-- I.Liebeskind-Sauthier ILO Expertise and Colonial Violence in the Interwar Years-- J.P.Daughton The Contribution of the ILO to the Formation of the Public International Cooperative Law-- H.Henry The ILO and the International Technocratic Class, 1944-1966-- J.Guthrie PART III: THE ILO AND NATIONAL SPACES: FROM SOCIAL NORMS TO SOCIAL RIGHTS Global Corporatism after World War I: The Indian Case-- M.Herren Dictatorship and International Organizations: The ILO as a 'test ground' for Fascism-- S.Gallo US New Deal Social Policy Experts and the ILO, 1948-1954-- J.Jensen Industrial States and Transnational Exchanges of Social Policies. Belgium and the ILO in the Interwar Period-- J.Van Daele The ILO as a Forum for Developing and Demonstrating a Nordic Model-- P.Kettunen PART IV: COMPETING SOCIAL MODELS: THE ILO AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL BODIES What's in a Living Standard? Bringing Society and Economy together in the ILO and the League of Nation's Depression Delegation, 1938-1945-- P.Clavin Developing Nutritional Standards and Food Policy: Latin American Reformers between the ILO, the League of Nations Health Organization, and the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau-- C.Pernet From Inter-Agency Concurrences to Transnational Collaborations: The ILO Contribution to Child Welfare Issues during the Interwar Years-- J.Droux Pension Privatization: The Transnational Campaign-- M.Orenstein The Embattled Standard-bearer of Social Insurance and its Challenger: the ILO, the OECD, and the Crisis of the Welfare State (1975-1985)-- M.Leimgruber.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230343658 20160611
Focusing on the ILO, this volume explores its role as creator of international social networks and facilitator of exchange between various national and international actors since its establishment in 1919. It emphasizes the role played by the ILO in the international circulation of ideas, expertise and practices that foster the emergence and shaping of international social models, and examines the impact of its methods and models on national and local societies. By analysing the case of the ILO, the authors rethink the influence of international organizations in the shaping of the contemporary world and the emergence of a global civil society. This collection brings together a variety of new scholarship by a group of highly qualified and internationally renowned scholars in the field of global history and the history of international organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230343658 20160611
Green Library
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1 online resource (363 pages)
  • Transnational networks and milieus around the ILO
  • Social and political networks and the creation of the ILO: the role of British actors / Olga Hidalgo-Weber
  • The ILO and other international actors in 20th-century accident insurance in Switzerland and Germany / Martin Lengwiler
  • The ILO, feminists and expert networks: the challenges of a protective policy (1919-1934) / Nora Natchkova and Céline Schoeni
  • The ILO and the production of social standards
  • Modern unemployment: from the creation of the concept to the International Labour Office's first standards / Ingrid Liebeskind Sauthier
  • ILO expertise and colonial violence in the interwar years / J. P. Daughton
  • The contribution of the ILO to the formation of public international cooperative law / Hagen Henrÿ
  • The ILO and the international technocratic class, 1944-1966 / Jason Guthrie
  • The ILO and national spaces: from social norms to social rights
  • Global corporatism after the First World War-the Indian case / Madeleine Herren
  • Dictatorship and international organizations: the ILO as a 'test ground' for Fascism / Stefano Gallo
  • US New Deal social policy experts and the ILO, 1948-1954 / Jill Jensen
  • Industrial states and transnational exchanges of social policies: Belgium and the ILO in the interwar period / Jasmien Van Daele
  • The ILO as a forum for developing and demonstrating a Nordic model / Pauli Kettunen
  • Competing social models: the ILO and other international bodies
  • What's in a living standard? bringing society and economy together in the ILO and the League of Nations Depression Delegation, 1938-1945 / Patricia Clavin
  • Developing nutritional standards and food policy: Latin American reformers between the ILO, the League of Nations Health Organization, and the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau / Corinne A. Pernet
  • From inter-agency competition to transnational cooperation: the ILO contribution to child welfare issues during the interwar years / Joëlle Droux
  • Pension privatization: the transnational campaign / Mitchell A. Orenstein
  • The embattled standard-bearer of social insurance and its challenger: the ILO, the OECD and the 'crisis of the welfare state', 1975-1985 / Matthieu Leimgruber.
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vii, 417 p. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
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286 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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1 portfolio (10 folded sheets) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Boletín sobre el estado del Desarrollo Humano en Bolivia
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento del Beni
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento de Chuquisaca
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento de Cochabamba
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento de La Paz
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento del Oruro
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento de Pando
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento de Potosí
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento de Santa Cruz
  • Desarrollo Humano en el departamento de Tarija.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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i, 13 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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353 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Setting the Scene. Chapter 2: The Human Rights Regime. Chapter 3: Social Policy Theory. Chapter 4: How to Find a Job. Chapter 5: Housing Reform. Chapter 6: Health Care and Pensions: The Right to Social Security. Chapter 7: The Right to Free Primary Schooling. Chapter 8: Reactions and Perceptions. Chapter 9: Consequences.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9788791114267 20160527
With the implementation of economic reforms in China from 1979 came the abolition of the "iron rice-bowl", the social and employment guarantees underpinning communist rule in Maoist China. This study analyses changes in the protection of social rights in China since 1979 for the middle-income level of the urban population, based on family interviews and documentary studies. It treats how conditions foremployment, housing, social security and education have undergone a complete transformation as a consequence of the transition to a market economy. While the Chinese population has benefited from more freedom of choice and movement for the individual citizen, there is less stable protection of the right to work, health care, housing and education. Moreover, channels of popular participation in the decision-making process remain fragile and knowledge of complaints mechanisms and legal remedies is poor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788791114267 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 381 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- Part I. Justiciability and the First Wave: 2. The justiciability debate and the new constitution-- 3. The first wave cases-- 4. A 'curious divergence'-- Part II. Procedure and the Second Wave: 5. The second-wave cases-- 6. Evictions and education-- 7. Patterns and possibilities in the second wave-- Part III. Procedure's Potential: 8. The eviction model-- 9. Democratic engagement-- 10. Conclusion: real rights.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029453 20160704
With a new and comprehensive account of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions, Brian Ray argues that the Court's procedural enforcement approach has had significant but underappreciated effects on law and policy and challenges the view that a stronger substantive standard of review is necessary to realize these rights. Drawing connections between the Court's widely acclaimed early decisions and the more recent second-wave cases, Ray explains that the Court has responded to the democratic legitimacy and institutional competence concerns that consistently constrain it by developing doctrines and remedial techniques that enable activists, civil society and local communities to press directly for rights-protective policies through structured, court-managed engagement processes. Engaging with Social Rights shows how those tools could be developed to make state institutions responsive to the needs of poor communities by giving those communities and their advocates consistent access to policy-making and planning processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029453 20160704
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (168 p.) : ill.
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xviii, 527 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: From jurisprudence to compliance / Malcolm Langford, César Rodríguez-Garavito and Julieta Rossi
  • Explaining compliance : lessons learnt from civil and political rights / Basak Çali and Anne Koch
  • Beyond enforcement : assessing and enhancing judicial impact / César Rodríguez-Garavito
  • Costa Rica : understanding variations in compliance / Bruce M. Wilsonand Olman A. Rodríguez L
  • Argentina : implementation of collective cases / Martín Sigal, Julieta Rossi, and Diego Morales
  • Brazil : are collective suits harder to enforce? / Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz
  • Canada : systemic claims and remedial diversity / Bruce Porter
  • United States : education rights and the parameters of the possible / Amanda Shanorand Cathy Albisa
  • India : compliance with orders on the right to food / Poorvi Chitalkar and Varun Gauri
  • South Africa : rethinking enforcement narratives / Malcolm Langford and Steve Kahanovitz
  • The African human rights system and domestic enforcement / Frans Viljoen
  • Reproductive rights litigation : from recognition to transformation / Luisa Cabal and Suzannah Phillips
  • International housing rights and domestic prejudice : the case of Roma and Travellers / Andi Dobrushi and Theodoros Alexandridis
  • Solving the problem of (non)compliance in se rights litigation / Daniel M. Brinks.
The past few decades have witnessed an explosion of judgments on social rights around the world. However, we know little about whether these rulings have been implemented. Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance is the first book to engage in a comparative study of compliance of social rights judgments as well as their broader effects. Covering fourteen different domestic and international jurisdictions and drawing on multiple disciplines, it finds significant variance in outcomes and reveals both spectacular successes and failures in making social rights a reality on the ground. This variance is strikingly similar to that found in previous studies on civil rights, and the key explanatory factors lie in the political calculus of defendants and the remedial framework. The book also discusses which strategies have enhanced implementation, and focuses on judicial reflexivity, alliance building and social mobilisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107160217 20170424
Law Library (Crown)
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xx, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Migration crisis, food crisis, economic crisis - the most alarming tendencies in our contemporary world are related to the transnational social question. But what role does transnational law play in this context: Does it exacerbate the asymmetries by shielding the rich and exploiting the poor? Or is the emerging regime of international social human rights a promising candidate for countering the crisis of world society?This book scrutinises both the potentials and the boundaries of de-coupling the notion of "social rights" from the nation-state and of transferring it to the transnational sphere. By drawing on a critical theory of transnational law, it provides in-depth analyses of the different sites where the struggle for social rights is at stake, such as the emerging transnational food regime, the ILO, international environmental law and the accountability of private actors. It reveals enforcement structures, discusses judicial doctrine and relates these aspects to the social and political struggles which surround the transnationalisation of social rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780683966 20160830
Green Library
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255 p. ; 24 cm.
  • La estructura de los derechos sociales y el problema de su exigibilidad
  • Obligaciones del estado en materia de derechos económicos, sociales y culturales
  • Estrategias de exigibilidad de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales.
Law Library (Crown)
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x, 191 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Against judicial enforcement / by Conor Gearty
  • In support of legislation / by Virginia Mantouvalou.
Debating Law is a new series that gives scholarly experts the opportunity to offer contrasting perspectives on significant topics of contemporary, general interest. In this second volume of the series, Conor Gearty argues that for rights to work effectively in the wider promotion of social justice, they need to be kept as far away as possible from the courts. He acknowledges the value of rights language in legal and political debate and accepts that human rights are not solely civil and political, with social rights language clearly having a progressive, emancipatory dimension. However he says that lawyers - even well-intentioned lawyers - damage the achievability of the kind of radical transformation in the priorities of states that a genuine commitment to social rights surely necessitates. Virginia Mantouvalou argues that social rights, defined as entitlements to the satisfaction of basic needs, are as essential for the well-being of the individual and the community as long-established civil and political rights. The real challenge, she suggests, is how best to give effect to social rights. Drawing on examples from around the world, she argues for their 'legalisation', and examines the role of courts and the role of legislatures in this process, both at a national and a international level.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849460231 20160602
Law Library (Crown)
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xviii, 345 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: The Elimination of World Poverty Chapter 1: Global Policy Choices: There Are Alternatives Chapter 2: International Political Economy and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 3: The United Nations and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 4: The Environment and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 5: Race and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 6: Gender and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 7: Military Spending and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 8: The United States and Economic and Social Human Rights:A Contrast with Europe Chapter 9: The Global New Deal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742567276 20160603
Global human suffering in the twenty-first century seems bitterly entrenched, with almost half of the world's people remaining impoverished and over 26,000 children dying daily from preventable causes. This powerful and empowering text offers a way forward, presenting a realistic roadmap for enhanced benevolent global governance with practical, workable solutions to mass poverty. Now fully updated, including new chapters, The Global New Deal outlines the legal responsibilities for all institutions, organizations, and states under international law to respect, protect, and fulfill economic and social human rights. William F. Felice focuses on seven key areas: the dynamics within international political economy that contribute to economic inequality and create human suffering, the U.N.'s approach to economic and social human rights, the priority of ecosystem protection within all development strategies, the degree of racial bias prevalent in global economics, the relationship between gender equality and economic growth, the impact of military spending on human development, and the importance for the United States to adopt a human-rights approach to poverty alleviation. Arguing for a "global new deal, " a set of international and national public policy proposals designed to protect the vulnerable and end needless suffering, this book provides a viable direction for structural reform to protect those left behind by the global economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742567276 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
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xviii, 345 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Elimination of World Poverty Chapter 1: Global Policy Choices: There Are Alternatives Chapter 2: International Political Economy and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 3: The United Nations and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 4: The Environment and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 5: Race and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 6: Gender and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 7: Military Spending and Economic and Social Human Rights Chapter 8: The United States and Economic and Social Human Rights:A Contrast with Europe Chapter 9: The Global New Deal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742567276 20160603
Global human suffering in the twenty-first century seems bitterly entrenched, with almost half of the world's people remaining impoverished and over 26,000 children dying daily from preventable causes. This powerful and empowering text offers a way forward, presenting a realistic roadmap for enhanced benevolent global governance with practical, workable solutions to mass poverty. Now fully updated, including new chapters, The Global New Deal outlines the legal responsibilities for all institutions, organizations, and states under international law to respect, protect, and fulfill economic and social human rights. William F. Felice focuses on seven key areas: the dynamics within international political economy that contribute to economic inequality and create human suffering, the U.N.'s approach to economic and social human rights, the priority of ecosystem protection within all development strategies, the degree of racial bias prevalent in global economics, the relationship between gender equality and economic growth, the impact of military spending on human development, and the importance for the United States to adopt a human-rights approach to poverty alleviation. Arguing for a "global new deal, " a set of international and national public policy proposals designed to protect the vulnerable and end needless suffering, this book provides a viable direction for structural reform to protect those left behind by the global economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742567276 20160603
Green Library
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218 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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xxxiv, 426 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1 Introduction: Do We Need Social Rights? Questions in the Era of Globalisation, Privatisation, and the Diminished Welfare State DAPHNE BARAK-EREZ AND AEYAL M GROSS Part I: Theoretical Perspectives on Social Rights 2 The Constitution, Social Rights and Liberal Political Justification FRANK I MICHELMAN 3 Failed Decolonisation and the Future of Social Rights: Some Preliminary Reflections UPENDRA BAXI 4 'If you don't pay, you die': On Death and Desire in the Postcolony LUCIE WHITE Part II: Global and Regional Perspectives on Social Rights 5 Stuck in a Moment in Time: The International Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights YUVAL SHANY 6 Social Rights and Social Policy: Transformations on the International Landscape KERRY RITTICH 7 Indirect Protection of Social Rights by the European Court of Human Rights EVA BREMS Part III: National Perspectives on Social Rights 8 Social Rights Litigation in India: Developments of the Last Decade JAYNA KOTHARI 9 Socio-Economic Rights: The Promise and Limitation-The South African Experience DENNIS M DAVIS 10 Social Rights in Canada PATRICK MACKLEM 11 Social Citizenship: The Neglected Aspect of Israeli Constitutional Law DAPHNE BARAK-EREZ AND AEYAL M GROSS Part IV: Implementing Specific Social Rights 12 The Many Faces of the Right to Education YORAM RABIN 13 The Right to Health in an Era of Privatisation and Globalisation: National and International Perspectives AEYAL M GROSS 14 The Right to Work-The Value of Work GUY MUNDLAK Part V: Social Rights of Special Groups 15 The Social Rights of People with Disabilities: Reconciling Care and Justice NETA ZIV 16 Social Rights as Women's Rights DAPHNE BARAK-EREZ.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841136134 20160528
Exploring Social Rights looks into the theoretical and practical implications of social rights. The book is organised in five parts. Part I considers theoretical aspects of social rights, and looks into their place within political and legal theory and within the human rights tradition; Part II looks at the status of social rights in international law, with reference to the challenge of globalisation and to the significance of specific regional regulation (such as the European System); Part III includes discussions of various legal systems which are of special interest in this area (Canada, South Africa, India and Israel); Part IV looks at the content of a few central social rights (such as the right to education and the right to health); and Part V discusses the relevance of social rights to distinct social groups (women and people with disabilities). The articles in the book, while using the category of social rights, also challenge the separation of rights into distinct categories and question the division of rights to 'civil' vs 'social' rights, from a perspective which considers all rights as 'social'. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with human rights, the legal protection of social rights and social policy. 'Social rights are the stepchildren of the human rights family. Are they really 'rights'? Can courts enforce them? And does it make any difference when they try? This remarkable collection of essays by distinguished scholars offers important new responses to all the basic questions. Ranging across disciplinary and national boundaries and brimming with both theoretical and practical insights, the book is especially welcome in this moment of mounting inequalities and growing interest in the possibilities and perils of social rights.' William E Forbath, Lloyd M Bentsen Chair in Law and Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin 'At the auspicious moment of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and more than half a century since the beginning of the Human Rights Revolution-a time characterized by the end of the cold war, globalization and privatization, comes this important compilation which critically revisits the international commitment to social rights, and reconceives its core distinguishing principles-from crosscutting comparative, theoretical and practical perspectives-illuminating our commitment to human security.' Ruti Teitel, Ernst Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School. Author, 'Transitional Justice' (OUP 2002).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841136134 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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xxxiv, 426 p.
  • 1 Introduction: Do We Need Social Rights? Questions in the Era of Globalisation, Privatisation, and the Diminished Welfare State DAPHNE BARAK-EREZ AND AEYAL M GROSS Part I: Theoretical Perspectives on Social Rights 2 The Constitution, Social Rights and Liberal Political Justification FRANK I MICHELMAN 3 Failed Decolonisation and the Future of Social Rights: Some Preliminary Reflections UPENDRA BAXI 4 'If you don't pay, you die': On Death and Desire in the Postcolony LUCIE WHITE Part II: Global and Regional Perspectives on Social Rights 5 Stuck in a Moment in Time: The International Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights YUVAL SHANY 6 Social Rights and Social Policy: Transformations on the International Landscape KERRY RITTICH 7 Indirect Protection of Social Rights by the European Court of Human Rights EVA BREMS Part III: National Perspectives on Social Rights 8 Social Rights Litigation in India: Developments of the Last Decade JAYNA KOTHARI 9 Socio-Economic Rights: The Promise and Limitation-The South African Experience DENNIS M DAVIS 10 Social Rights in Canada PATRICK MACKLEM 11 Social Citizenship: The Neglected Aspect of Israeli Constitutional Law DAPHNE BARAK-EREZ AND AEYAL M GROSS Part IV: Implementing Specific Social Rights 12 The Many Faces of the Right to Education YORAM RABIN 13 The Right to Health in an Era of Privatisation and Globalisation: National and International Perspectives AEYAL M GROSS 14 The Right to Work-The Value of Work GUY MUNDLAK Part V: Social Rights of Special Groups 15 The Social Rights of People with Disabilities: Reconciling Care and Justice NETA ZIV 16 Social Rights as Women's Rights DAPHNE BARAK-EREZ.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841136134 20160528
Exploring Social Rights looks into the theoretical and practical implications of social rights. The book is organised in five parts. Part I considers theoretical aspects of social rights, and looks into their place within political and legal theory and within the human rights tradition; Part II looks at the status of social rights in international law, with reference to the challenge of globalisation and to the significance of specific regional regulation (such as the European System); Part III includes discussions of various legal systems which are of special interest in this area (Canada, South Africa, India and Israel); Part IV looks at the content of a few central social rights (such as the right to education and the right to health); and Part V discusses the relevance of social rights to distinct social groups (women and people with disabilities). The articles in the book, while using the category of social rights, also challenge the separation of rights into distinct categories and question the division of rights to 'civil' vs 'social' rights, from a perspective which considers all rights as 'social'. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with human rights, the legal protection of social rights and social policy. 'Social rights are the stepchildren of the human rights family. Are they really 'rights'? Can courts enforce them? And does it make any difference when they try? This remarkable collection of essays by distinguished scholars offers important new responses to all the basic questions. Ranging across disciplinary and national boundaries and brimming with both theoretical and practical insights, the book is especially welcome in this moment of mounting inequalities and growing interest in the possibilities and perils of social rights.' William E Forbath, Lloyd M Bentsen Chair in Law and Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin 'At the auspicious moment of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and more than half a century since the beginning of the Human Rights Revolution-a time characterized by the end of the cold war, globalization and privatization, comes this important compilation which critically revisits the international commitment to social rights, and reconceives its core distinguishing principles-from crosscutting comparative, theoretical and practical perspectives-illuminating our commitment to human security.' Ruti Teitel, Ernst Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School. Author, 'Transitional Justice' (OUP 2002).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841136134 20160528
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183 p.

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