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Weak courts, strong rights : judicial review and social welfare rights in comparative constitutional law

Author: Mark V Tushnet
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unlike many other countries, the United States has few constitutional guarantees of social welfare rights such as income, housing, or healthcare. This work uses a comparative legal perspective to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Derecho comparado
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark V Tushnet
ISBN: 9780691130927 0691130922
OCLC Number: 80460670
Description: xvi, 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why comparative constitutional law? --
Alternative forms of judicial review --
The possible instability of weak-form review and its implications --
Why and how to evaluate consitutional performance --
Constitutional decision making outside the courts --
The state action doctrine and social and economic rights --
Structures of judicial review, horizontal effect, and social welfare rights --
Enforcing social and economic rights.
Responsibility: Mark Tushnet.
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In this study of various theoretical issues of concern to students of comparative constitutional law, Tushnet has done a remarkable job of analyszing and comparing existing forms of judicial Read more...

 
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