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Economic Rights Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues

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ISBN-10: 052169082X

ISBN-13: 9780521690829

Edition: 2007

Authors: Shareen Hertel, Lanse Minkler, Richard Wilson

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This edited volume offers new scholarship on economic rights by leading scholars in the fields of economics, law, and political science. It analyzes the central features of economic rights: their conceptual, measurement, and policy dimensions. In its introduction, the book provides a new conceptualization of economic rights based on a three-pronged definition: the right to a decent standard of living, the right to work, and the right to basic income support for people who cannot work. Subsequent chapters correct existing conceptual mistakes in the literature, provide new measurement techniques with country rankings, and analyze policy implementation at the international, regional, national,…    
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Dr Shareen Hertel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, jointly appointed with the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut. Hertel is author of Unexpected Power: Conflict and Change Among Transnational Activists (2006) and co-editor with Lanse P. Minkler of Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement and Policy Issues (2007). She has published in, among others, Political Science Quarterly, Polity, International Studies Review, Global Governance, Human Rights Review, and the Journal of Latin American Studies. Hertel has served as a consultant to foundations, nongovernmental organizations, and United Nations agencies in the United…    

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