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Title Courting social justice : judicial enforcement of social and economic rights in the developing world / edited by Varun Gauri, Daniel M. Brinks
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (xix, 363 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Litigating for social justice in post-apartheid South Africa : a focus on health and education / Jonathan Berger -- Accountability for social and economic rights in Brazil / Florian F. Hoffmann and Fernando R.N.M. Bentes -- Courts and socioeconomic rights in India / Shylashri Shankar and Pratap Bhanu Mehta -- The impact of economic and social rights in Nigeria : an assessment of the legal framework for implementing education and health as human rights / Chidi Anselm Odinkalu -- The implementation of the rights to health care and education in Indonesia / Bivitri Susanti -- Transforming legal theory in the light of practice : the judicial application of social and economic rights to private orderings / Helen Hershkoff -- A new policy landscape : legalizing social and economic rights in the developing world / Daniel M. Brinks and Varun Gauri
This book is a five-country empirical study of the causes and consequences of social and economic rights litigation. Detailed studies of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa present systematic and nuanced accounts of court activity on social and economic rights in each country. The book develops new methodologies for analyzing the sources of and variation in social and economic rights litigation, explains why actors are now turning to the courts to enforce social and economic rights, measures the aggregate impact of litigation in each country, and assesses the relevance of the empirical findings for legal theory. This book argues that courts can advance social and economic rights under the right conditions precisely because they are never fully independent of political pressures
TAEBDC; 2010
Link Print version: 9780521873765
Subject Human rights -- Developing countries
Social rights -- Developing countries
Law and economic development
Social legislation -- Developing countries
Developing countries -- Economic policy
Alt Author Gauri, Varun, 1966- editor
Brinks, Daniel M., 1961- editor
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