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Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice


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Part 1: Perspectives 1. Critical Perspectives on Social and Economic Rights, Democracy and Separation of Powers, Karl Klare 2. Rights-Compromised or Rights-Savvy? The Use of Rights-Based Strategies to Advance Socio-Economic Struggles by Abahlali baseMjondolo, the South African Shack-Dwellers' Movement, Jackie Dugard, Tshepo Madlingozi and Kate Tissington 3. Resource Questions in Social and Economic Rights Enforcement: A Preliminary View, Lucy A. Williams Part 2: Global Social and Economic Rights Practice: Limitations and Openings Part 2a: Latin America 4. Distribution of Resources Led by Courts: A Few Words of Caution, Helena Alviar Garcia 5. Latin America Social Constitutionalism: Courts and Popular Participation, Natalia Angel-Cabo and Domingo Lovera Parmo 6. Deliberative Democracy, Dialogic Justice and the Promise of Social and Economic Rights, Roberto Gargarella 7. Between Activism and Deference: Social Rights Adjudication in the Brazilian Supreme Federal Tribunal, Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz Part 2b: India 8. The Tension Between Property Rights and Social and Economic Rights: A Case Study of India, Namita Wahi 9. Claiming the Right to Safe Motherhood Through Litigation: The Indian Story, Sukti Dhital and Jayshree Satpute Part 2c: South Africa 10. Democratising the Socio-Economic Rights-Enforcement Process, Lilian Chenwi 11. The Scope of the Judicial Role in the Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights: Limits and Possibilities Viewed From the South African Experience, Dennis M. Davis Part 2d: Canada 12. Inclusive Interpretations: Social and Economic Rights and the Canadian Charter, Bruce Porter Part 3: Looking Forward 13. Adjudicating Social and Economic Rights: Can Democratic Experimentalism Help?, Sandra Liebenberg and Katharine G. Young 14. The Constitutionalisation of Social and Economic Rights, Colm O'Cinneide 15. Constitutionally Binding Social and Economic Rights As a Compelling Idea: Reciprocating Perturbations in Liberal and Democratic Constitutional Visions, Frank I. Michelman

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Helena Alviar Garcia is Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Karl Klare is the George J. & Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, USA. He was one of the founders of the Critical Legal Studies movement. Lucy A. Williams is Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, USA. She is a co-director of the Project on Human Rights and the Global Economy at Northeastern University School of Law and is the convener of iSERP.

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