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Social Rights

Cécile Fabre

in Social Rights Under the Constitution

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198296751
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599200 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296754.003.0002
 Social Rights

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I argue that if one accepts the four assumptions I outlined above, one must accept the claim that individuals have social rights to adequate minimum income, housing, education, and health care, i.e. rights to these resources, which are necessary for us to lead what everyone would have to agree is a minimally decent life. In arguing for this conclusion, I set out in detail the conceptions of rights, autonomy, and well‐being that underpin my case for the constitutional entrenchment of social rights.

Keywords: autonomy; constitution; education; health care; housing; minimum income; rights; social rights; well‐being

Chapter.  17521 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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