A unique volume designed to provoke an ongoing dialogue about fundamental human rights in our society

Edited by renowned scholars, Judith Blau and Mark Frezzo, this groundbreaking anthology examines the implications that human rights have for the social sciences. The book provides readers with a wide-ranging collection of articles, each written by experts in their fields who argue for an expansion of fundamental human rights in the United States. To provide an international context, the volume covers the human rights treaties that have been incorporated into the constitutions of many countries throughout the world, including wealthy nations such as Spain and Sweden and impoverished countries such as Bolivia and Croatia.

Ensuring Economic and Social Rights

Ensuring economic and social rights
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At the 2004 meetings of the World Social Forum, Arundhati Roy told us that

to imagine that a leader's personal charisma and a c.v. of struggle will dent the corporate cartel is to have no understanding of how capitalism works, or for that matter, how power works. Radical change will not be negotiated by governments; it can only be enforced by people. (Democracy Now! 2004)

As long as people do not take steps to ensure economic and social rights, persons of economic and social privilege will have greater influence over how the world is shaped than the rest. Economic rights, such as the rights to be free from economic oppression, to work, to have fair labor standards, and ...

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