Social Rights'S ARCHIVE

  • By: Jotham Dhemba; International Social Work (2012) 56: 816-827 Link: http://isw.sagepub.com/content/56/6/816.full.pdf+html Summary: Despite the fact that Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe each maintain formal social security provisions, poverty in old age continues to persist unabated and may, in fact, be growing more pervasive and more dire. According to author Jotham Dhemba, the solution lies in transforming the social security […]

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  • By: Amita Dhanda & Thelma Narayan Link: http://0-www.sciencedirect.com.bianca.penlib.du.edu/science/article/pii/S0140673607612471 Summary: Life and liberty are two principles often mentioned when discussing universal human rights. But mental illness threatens liberty in that the revocation of liberty can be justified on the basis that one’s mental state does not permit him or her to full freedom, lest they are […]

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  • By: Tom Calma & Emilie Priday Citation: Tom Calma & Emilie Priday, (2011) Putting Indigenous Human Rights into Social Work Practice. Australian Social Work 64:2, pages 147-155. Link: http://0-www.tandfonline.com.bianca.penlib.du.edu/doi/full/10.1080/0312407X.2011.575920#.U0RAalzpN1g Summary: Indigenous Australians face several social disadvantages in society, and are often denied inherent human rights because of their socioeconomic status. Social workers are argued to […]

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  • Citation: Christie, P. (2010). The complexity of human rights in global times: The case of the right to education in South Africa. International Journal of Educational Development, 30(1), 3-11. Link: http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/educate/download/humanrights.pdf Summary: Although the right to education enjoys a well-established legacy within international agreements and internationally recognized documents and human rights regimes, its empirical realization has proved […]

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  • Citation: Faist, T. (2009). The transnational social question: Social rights and citizenship in a global context. International Sociology, 24(1), 7-35. Link: http://iss.sagepub.com/content/24/1/7.full.pdf Summary: The moral ethos of “rights,” according to author Thomas Faist, emerged in the second half of the 20th century largely as a response to the immense social inequalities plaguing so many regions of the […]

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  • Citation: Welling, J. V. (2008). International indicators and economic, social, and cultural rights. Human Rights Quarterly, 30(4), 933-958. Link: http://jc3th3db7e.scholar.serialssolutions.com/?sid=google&auinit=JV&aulast=Welling&atitle=International+indicators+and+economic,+social,+and+cultural+rights&id=doi:10.1353/hrq.0.0040&title=Universal+human+rights&volume=30&issue=4&date=2008&spage=933&issn=0275-0392 Summary: This article seeks to explore the progress that has been recently realized in relation to the development of internationally utilized indicators that measure the depth and breadth of economic, social, and cultural rights as such are […]

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  • Citation: Fukuda-Parr, S., Lawson-Remer, T., & Randolph, S. (2009). An index of economic and social rights fulfillment: Concept and methodology. Journal of Human Rights, 8(3), 195-221. Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14754830903110194 Summary: Calls for the rigorous monitoring and evaluation of states’ human rights performance have sparked a growing literature dedicated to quantifying the extent to which nations are realizing […]

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  • “Understanding the Occupy Movement as an Exercise in Living Democracy” Written and read by Nicole Judd-Bekken (njbekken@gmail.com) CORD Panel Event: Occupy Wall St/Denver: Here to stay or going away? November 9, 2011 The views presented here are personal and do not represent those of the Center on Rights Development or of the Occupy movement more […]

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  • This event, put on in January of 2012, discussed the economic pros and cons of Free Trade and take a look at how these agreements are affecting human rights on the ground and featured Kishore Kulkarni- JKSIS Adjunct Professor of International Economics, Sasha Breger- JKSIS Lecturer for the BA Program in International Studies, and Kara Martinez – Advocacy Member, Denver Justice […]

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