- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: April 2019
- Print publication year: 2019
- Online ISBN: 9781108284653
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108284653
The future of economic and social rights is unlikely to resemble its past. Neglected within the human rights movement, avoided by courts, and subsumed within a single-minded conception of development as economic growth, economic and social rights enjoyed an uncertain status in international human rights law and in the public laws of most countries. However, today, under conditions of immense poverty, insecurity, and political instability, the rights to education, health care, housing, social security, food, water, and sanitation are central components of the human rights agenda. The Future of Economic and Social Rights captures the significant transformations occurring in the theory and practice of economic and social rights, in constitutional and human rights law. Professor Katharine G. Young brings together a group of distinguished scholars from diverse disciplines to examine and advance the broad research field of economic and social rights that incorporates legal, political science, economic, philosophy and anthropology scholars.
Albie Sachs - former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Mark Tushnet - William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard University, Massachusetts
Eva Brems - Universiteit Gent
Virgínia Brás Gomes - Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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