Economic Rights: The Terrain
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.
|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.|
|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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