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Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, and Susan Randolph

Abstract

One of the most ambitious legacies of the twentieth century was the universal commitment to ensure freedom from want as a human right. How far have we progressed? To what extent are countries across the world living up to this commitment? This book charts new territory in examining the extent to which countries meet their obligations to progressively realize social and economic rights—the rights to education, food, health, housing, work, and social security. States have long escaped accountability for these commitments by claiming inadequate resources. The book develops an innovative evidence- ... More

Keywords: human rights, freedom, measurement methodology, economic growth, progressive realization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735501
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735501.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, author
The New School

Terra Lawson-Remer, author
The New School

Susan Randolph, author
University of Connecticut