Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, And Policy Issues by Shareen HertelEconomic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, And Policy Issues by Shareen Hertel

Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, And Policy Issues

byShareen Hertel, Lanse Minkler, Richard A. Wilson

Paperback | August 13, 2007

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This book assesses economic rights: defined as the right to a decent standard of living, the right to work, and the right to basic income support for people who cannot work. It explains how economic rights evolved historically, how they are measured, and how they can be implemented internationally. The book includes chapters by leading scholars in economics, law, and political science. Unlike many other books on the subject, this one includes a substantial introduction and is tightly organized around three themes: concepts, measurement, and policy implementation of economic rights.
Lanse Minkler is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut and Director of Socio-Economic Rights at the University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute. Much of his research has concerned worker knowledge contributions and worker motivations. Most recently, he has been interested in the intersection between ...
Title:Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, And Policy IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:August 13, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052169082X

ISBN - 13:9780521690829


Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction: 1. Economic rights: the terrain Shareen Hertel and Lanse Minkler; Part I. Concepts: 2. The West and economic rights Jack Donnelly; 3. A needs-based approach to social and economic rights Wiktor Osiatynski; 4. Economic rights in the knowledge economy: an instrumental justification Albino Barrera; 5. 'None so poor that he is compelled to sell himself': democracy, subsistence, and basic income Michael Goodhart; 6. Benchmarking the right to work Philip Harvey; Part II. Measurement: 7. The status of efforts to monitor economic, social, and cultural rights Audrey R. Chapman; 8. Measuring the progressive realization of economic and social rights Clair Apodaca; 9. Economic rights, human development effort, and institutions Mwangi Samson Kimenyi; 10. Measuring government effort to respect economic and social human rights: a peer benchmark David L. Cingranelli and David L. Richards; 11. Government respect for women's economic rights: a cross-national analysis, 1981-2003 Shawna E. Sweeney; Part III. Policy Issues: 12. Economic rights and extraterritorial obligations Sigrun I. Skogly and Mark Gibney; 13. Millenium development goal 8: can it be an accountability framework for international human rights obligations? Sakiko Fukuda-Parr; 14. The United States and international economic rights: law, social reality, and political choice David Forsythe; 15. Public policy and economic rights in Ghana and Uganda Susan Dicklitch and Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann; 16. Human rights as instruments of emancipation and economic development Kaushik Basu; 17. Worker rights and economic development: the cases of occupational safety and health and child labor Peter Dorman.

Editorial Reviews

"This interdisciplinary work is a useful addition to collections in law, human rights, economic development, political science, political economy, and the application of economics to social issues. Recommended."
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