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Economic Rights: The Terrain


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  • Shareen Hertel

    (University of Connecticut, Department of Political Sciencs and Human Rights Institute)

  • Lanse Minkler

    (University of Connecticut, Department of Economics)


Economic rights are central to the international human rights regime, even if they have received less attention historically (at least in the West). This chapter, and the volume from which it is drawn, investigates the central conceptual, measurement, and policy issues confronting economic rights. While many important aspects remain to be addressed, conceiving problems in terms of economic rights may provide novel, effective ways to reduce world poverty, and to enhance respect for human dignity.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Human Rights Institute in its series Economic Rights Working Papers with number 1.

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Length: 62 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2007
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Hertel, S. and L. Minkler, 2007 (Eds). Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Handle: RePEc:uct:ecriwp:1

Note: Chapter 1 from: Hertel, S. and L. Minkler, 2007 (Eds). Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.
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  1. John Davis, 2009. "Justifying Human Rights: Economics and the Individual," Forum for Social Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(1), pages 79-89, January.


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