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The law's majestic equality ? the distributive impact of litigating social and economic rights (English)

Optimism about the use of laws, constitutions, and rights to achieve social change has never been higher among practitioners. But the academic literature is skeptical that courts can direct resources toward the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5999 MAR 01, 2012

Brinks, Daniel M.; Gauri, Varun Disclosed

Human rights as demands for communicative action (English)

A key issue with human rights is how to allocate duties correlative to rights claims. But the philosophical literature, drawing largely on naturalistic or interactional accounts of human rights, develops answers to this question that do not illuminate actual human rights problems. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5951 JAN 01, 2012

Gauri, Varun; Brinks, Daniel M. Disclosed