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Unequal Britain : human rights as a route to social justice /
written and edited by Stuart Weir.
imprint
London : Politico's, 2006.
description
xviii, 331 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1842750917 (pbk.) :, 9781842750919 (pbk.) :
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imprint
London : Politico's, 2006.
isbn
1842750917 (pbk.) :
9781842750919 (pbk.) :
catalogue key
6030098
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-313) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stuart Weir is currently Visiting Professor at the Department of Government, University of Essex
Summaries
Long Description
Britain is a divided society and inequality is growing every day. This book is a shocking analysis of a country tearing itself apart and offers a radical blueprint for change. Stuart Weir argues that New Labor's retreat from the welfare state makes a new form of protection for social and economic well-being vital and proposes a Bill of Rights guaranteeing economic, social and political rights for everyone.Stuart Weir is an author, broadcaster, academic and former editor of the "New Statesman".
Unpaid Annotation
Britain is a divided society and inequality is growing every day. Stuart Weir sets out a shocking analysis of a country tearing itself apart and offers a radical blueprint for change.
Unpaid Annotation
Britain is a divided society and inequality is growing every day. This book is a shocking analysis of a country tearing itself apart and offers a radical blueprint for change. Stuart Weir argues that New Labor's retreat from the welfare state makes a new form of protection for social and economic well-being vital and proposes a Bill of Rights guaranteeing economic, social and political rights for everyone.Stuart Weir is an author, broadcaster, academic and former editor of the "New Statesman.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Britain is a divided society and inequality is growing every day. Here the author analyses a country tearing itself apart and offers a blueprint for change, arguing that New Labour's retreat from the welfare state makes a new form of protection for social and economic well being vital.
Main Description
Britain is a divided society and inequality is growing every day. This book is a shocking analysis of a country tearing itself apart and offers a radical blueprint for change. Stuart Weir argues that New Labor's retreat from the welfare state makes a new form of protection for social and economic well-being vital and proposes a Bill of Rights guaranteeing economic, social and political rights for everyone. Stuart Weir is an author, broadcaster, academic and former editor of the New Statesman.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The 'Anglo-social' welfare statep. 1
Britain's international rights obligationsp. 25
European protection of socio-economic rightsp. 41
Socio-economic rights in courtp. 51
Making socio-economic rights workp. 74
Equality before the law?p. 109
Impoverished citizenshipp. 127
New life for health?p. 149
Home truthsp. 182
Education, education, educationp. 212
Inequalities at workp. 233
Appendices
The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rightsp. 265
Judicial review and socio-economic rights (selected recent cases, 1997-2005)p. 274
About the authorsp. 288
Notesp. 291
Indexp. 315
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