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Judging social rights, Jeff King, University College London

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Judging social rights
Title
Judging social rights
Statement of responsibility
Jeff King, University College London
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"States that now contemplate constitutional reform often grapple with the question of whether to constitutionalise social rights. This book presents an argument for why, under the right conditions, doing so can be a good way to advance social justice. In making such a case, the author considers the nature of the social minimum, the role of the court among other institutions, the empirical record of judicial impact and the role of constitutional text. He argues, however, that when enforcing such rights, courts ought to adopt a theory of judicial restraint structured around four principles: democratic legitimacy, polycentricity, expertise and flexibility. These four principles, when taken collectively, commend an incrementalist approach to adjudication. The book combines theoretical, doctrinal, empirical and comparative analysis, and is written to be accessible to lawyers, social scientists, political theorists and human rights advocates"--
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1973-
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King, Jeff
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in constitutional law
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  • Social rights
  • Judicial power
  • Constitutional law
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Social justice
  • Social rights
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Judging social rights, Jeff King, University College London
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9781107400320
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012002123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)773921301
Label
Judging social rights, Jeff King, University College London
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9781107400320
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012002123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)773921301

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