Constitutional 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:
 Constitutional Social Rights

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I argue that it is legitimate to constrain democratic majorities, by way of the constitution, to respect and promote those fundamental rights of ours that protect the secure exercise of our autonomy and enable us to achieve well‐being. Insofar as, by virtue of Ch. 1, social rights are such fundamental rights, it follows that they should be constitutionalized.

Keywords: autonomy; bill of rights; constitution; democracy; fundamental rights; rights; social rights; well‐being

Chapter.  21543 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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