Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights

Paperback | February 16, 2015

bySakiko Fukuda-parr, Terra Lawson-remer, Susan Randolph

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One of the most ambitious legacies of the 20th century was the universal commitment to ensure freedom from want as a human right. But to what extent are countries across the world living up to this commitment? This path breaking book develops an innovative, evidence-based index for comparingperformance on education, food, health, work and housing across very differently situated countries and over time. It explores the factors influencing performance and provides empirical evidence to resolve some long standing controversies over the principle of "progressive realization". By defying the boundaries of traditional research disciplines, this work fundamentally advances our knowledge about the status of and factors promoting social and economic rights fulfillment at the dawn of the 21st century.

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One of the most ambitious legacies of the 20th century was the universal commitment to ensure freedom from want as a human right. But to what extent are countries across the world living up to this commitment? This path breaking book develops an innovative, evidence-based index for comparingperformance on education, food, health, work ...

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Terra Lawson-Remer is Fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution and Legal Director at Avaaz. Susan Randolph is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:February 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199735514

ISBN - 13:9780199735518

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"Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights is an exhilarating and extremely valuable addition to the literature on human development. Empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, it will provoke lively debate and advance the cause of global justice." --Martha C. Nussbaum, The University of Chicago