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Economic Liberties and Human Rights

Economic Liberties and Human Rights (Hardback)

Edited by Queralt, Jahel
Edited by van der Vossen, Bas

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The status of economic liberties remains a serious lacuna in the theory and practice of human rights. Should a minimally just society protect the freedoms to sell, save, profit and invest? Is being prohibited to run a business a human rights violation? While these liberties enjoy... virtually no support from the existing philosophical theories of human rights and little protection by the international human rights law, they are of tremendous importance in the lives of individuals, and particularly the poor. Like most individual liberties, economic liberties increase our ability to lead our own life. When we enjoy them, we can choose the occupational paths that best fit us and, in so doing, define who they are in relation to others. Furthermore, in the absence of good jobs, economic liberties allow us to create an alternative path to subsistence. This is critical for the millions of working poor in developing countries who earn their livelihoods by engaging in independent economic activities. Insecure economic liberties leave them vulnerable to harassment, bribery and other forms of abuse from middlemen and public officials. This book opens a debate about the moral and legal status of economic liberties as human rights. It brings together political and legal theorists working in the domain of human rights and global justice, as well as people engaged in the practice of human rights, to engage in both foundational and applied issues concerning these questions.
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ISBN 9781138574397
Released NZ 24 Jun 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Political Philosophy for the Real World
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781138574397
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 24 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Queralt, Jahel
Edited by van der Vossen, Bas
Series Political Philosophy for the Real World
Category Social & Political Philosophy
Human Rights
Economic Theory & Philosophy
International Trade
Development Economics
Political Economy
Jurisprudence & Philosophy Of Law
International Human Rights Law
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 330
Weight 612g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory, PHILOSOPHY / General, PHILOSOPHY / Political, Free enterprise, Liberty
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education