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Human Rights and Economic Inequalities (eBook)

Edited by: Gillian MacNaughton, Diane Frey, Catherine Porter

ISBN13: 9781009007696
Published: September 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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Economic inequalities are among the greatest human rights challenges the world faces today due to the past four decades of neoliberal policy dominance. Globally, there are now over 2,000 billionaires, while 3.4 billion people live below the poverty line of US $5.50 per day. Many human rights scholars and practitioners read these statistics with alarm, asking what impact such extreme inequalities have on realizing human rights and what role, if any, should human rights have in challenging them? This edited volume examines these questions from multiple disciplinary perspectives, seeking to uncover the relationships between human rights and economic inequalities, and the barriers and pathways to greater economic equality and full enjoyment of human rights for all. The volume is a unique contribution to the emerging literature on human rights and economic inequality, as it is interdisciplinary, global in reach and extends to several under-researched areas in the field.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties, eBooks
Contents:
Introduction
Gillian MacNaughton, Diane F. Frey and Catherine Porter
Part I. Conceptualizing and Measuring Human Rights and Economic Inequalities:
1. Emerging human rights norms and standards on vertical inequalities
Gillian MacNaughton
2. Constraints on economic inequality: comparing Canada and the United States
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
3. What the UN human rights treaty bodies tell us about economic inequalities and human rights: an empirical analysis of 20 years of practice
Sylvain Aubry, Katherine James, Lucy McKernan, Beth Munro and Caroline Noyrez
4. How can economists help human rights practitioners measure changes in economic inequalities?
Catherine Porter
Part II. Causes and Consequences of Economic Inequalities:
5. A framework for fiscal justice: how human rights can change public finance
Anja Rudiger
6. Global tax justice and human rights
Alex Cobham, Fariya Mohiuddin and Liz Nelson
7. Growing inequality and risks to social rights in our new data economy
Carmel Williams
8. Caste, economic inequality and climate justice in India
Dadasaheb Tandale
Part III. Socio-Economic Rights and Economic Inequalities:
9. Distributive justice, and economic and social rights
Joo-Young Lee
10. Fair wages and a decent living: paths to greater vertical equality
Diane F. Frey and Gillian MacNaughton
11. The right to social security and economic inequality: contested meanings and potential roles
Beth Goldblatt
12. Education, income inequality and the right to participate in cultural life
James Murphy
13. Implications of the health equity perspective for the right to health
Chuan-Feng Wu
14. The potential impact of the right to housing to address vertical inequalities
Vicente Silva

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