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Economic and social rights after the global financial crisis

Author: Aoife Nolan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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This book addresses the interrelationship between economic and financial crises, the responses thereto, and economic and social rights.
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Nolan, Aoife.
Economic and Social Rights after the Global Financial Crisis.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aoife Nolan
ISBN: 9781316077924 1316077926 9781316073186 1316073181 9781107337954 110733795X 9781316075548 1316075540
OCLC Number: 891445757
Notes: II. The prohibition of retrogression under Article 2(1) of ICESCR: origins and key questions.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 378 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Table of cases; Table of legislation; List of abbreviations; Introduction; I. Painting the big (global) picture: the crises and economic and social rights protection internationally; II. Teasing out obligations in a time of crisis; III. Exploring responses to financial and economic crises; IV. Conclusions and new post-crisis frontiers; Part I Painting the big (global) picture; 1 Alternatives to austerity; I. Introduction; II. Human rights framework. A. Using the maximum resources availableB. Ensuring minimum essential levels of ESCR; C. Avoiding deliberate retrogressive measures; D. Ensuring non-discrimination and equality; E. Guaranteeing participation; F. Ensuring accountability; III. States' responses to the crises and their potential threat to the realisation of human rights; A. Eroding social protection systems; B. Cutting spending on public services; C. Reducing wage bills; D. Implementing regressive taxation measures; E. Limiting food subsidies; IV. Recommendations for a rights-based recovery. A. Ensuring a social protection floor for allB. Promoting employment and supporting decent work; C. Implementing socially responsible taxation policies; D. Enhancing financial regulation; E. Adopting a comprehensive national strategy to reduce poverty; F. Conducting human rights impact assessments; G. Ensuring gender-sensitive policies; H. Increasing participation and creating a national dialogue; I. Ensuring vulnerable people can effectively challenge policy decisions that threaten their ESCR; J. Strengthening state institutional and technical capacity and data collection. K. Enhancing international assistance and cooperationV. Conclusion --
crisis as opportunity: a time for transformative policies; 2 Late-neoliberalism; I. Introduction; II. The rise of housing finance; III. The international human rights framework; IV. Prevalent housing finance policies and their impact on the right to adequate housing of people living in poverty; A. Mortgage markets; B. Demand subsidies; C. Housing micro-finance; V. Summing up and setting out an alternative: a human rights-based approach to housing policies; 3 The role of global governance in supporting human rights. I. IntroductionII. The shock of 2008: a short history of the food price crisis; III. The diagnosis: the need for improved consistency across policy areas; IV. The role of human rights in shaping international regimes: the Rome Model; A. The reform of the Committee on World Food Security; B. The next steps; V. Conclusion; Part II Teasing out obligations in a time of crisis; 4 Two steps forward, no steps back? Evolving criteria on the prohibition of retrogression in economic, social and cultural rights; I. Introduction.
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