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Exploring social rights, between theory and practice, edited by Daphne Barak-Erez and Aeyal M. Gross

Exploring social rights, between theory and practice, edited by Daphne Barak-Erez and Aeyal M. Gross
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Exploring social rights
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Responsibility statement
edited by Daphne Barak-Erez and Aeyal M. Gross
Sub title
between theory and practice
"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" -- provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
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 -- The Constitution, social rights and liberal political justification / Frank I. Michelman -- Failed decolonisation and the future of social rights : some preliminary reflections / Upendra Baxi -- 'If you don't pay, you die' : on death and desire in the postcolony / Lucie White -- Stuck in a moment in time : the international justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights / Yuval Shany -- Social rights and social policy : transformations on the international landscape / Kerry Rittich -- Indirect protection of social rights by the European Court of Human Rights / Eva Brems -- Social rights litigation in India : developments of the last decade / Jayna Kothari -- Socio-economic rights : the promise and limitation : the South African experience / Dennis M. Davis -- Social rights in Canada / Patrick MacKlem -- Social citizenship : the neglected aspect of Israeli constitutional law / Daphne Barak-Erez and Aeyal M. Gross -- The many faces of the right to education / Yoram Rabin -- The right to health in an era of privatisation and globalisation : national and international perspectives / Aeyal M. Gross -- The right to work : the value of work / Guy Mundlak -- The social rights of people with disabilities : reconciling care and justice / Neta Ziv -- Social rights as women's rights / Daphne Barak-Erez