xvi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
1. Foundations Public finance, maximum available resources and human rights / Diane Elson, Radhika Balakrishnan and James Heintz Putting ESR-based budget analysis into practice: addressing the conceptual challenges / Aoife Nolan Let them eat cake: socio-economic rights in an age of austerity / Paul O'Connell Resourcing rights: combating tax injustice from a human rights perspective / Ignacio Saiz 2. Governance Recovering the history of human rights: public finances and human rights / Rory O'Connell Better on the margins? A critique of mainstreaming economic and social rights / Eoin Rooney and Colin Harvey 3. Group-specific work Budget for children / Enakshi Ganguly Thukral Equality proofing the budget: lessons from the experiences of gender budgeting? / Sheila Quinn 4. Analysis in action Right to adequate housing: a case study of the social housing budget in Northern Ireland / Eoin Rooney and Mira Dutschke Assessing the impact of the public spending cuts: taking human rights and equality seriously / James Harrison and Mary-Ann Stephenson.
"This edited collection addresses some of the most important challenges in contemporary human rights law and practice. Its central theme is the linkage between public finance, particularly budget decisions, and the realisation (or not) of economic and social rights. While much academic and political debate on economic and social rights implementation has focused on the role of the courts, this work places the spotlight squarely on those organs of government that have the primary responsibility and the greatest capacity for giving effect to such rights: namely, the elected branches of government. The major actors considered in this book are politicians, public servants and civil society, with their role in realising economic and social rights the work's key focus. The book thus makes a crucial contribution to remedying the current imbalance in attention paid by economic and social rights scholars to the legislature and executive vis-a-vis the judiciary.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.