Australia’s Engagement with Economic and Social Rights

A Case of Institutional Avoidance

Authors: Solomon, Russell

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  • Is a contemporary socio-legal study of Australia’s protection of economic and social rights
  • Argues that Australia’s failings can be understood in terms of its institutional framework
  • States that the institutional framework provides incomplete legal protection for rights that is almost exclusively in the realm of politics and policy-m
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This book is a contemporary socio-legal study of Australia’s protection of economic and social rights. Despite Australia’s hortatory language of compliance with international rights standards, its translation of these standards into domestic law and policy has been found wanting. In considering Australia’s compliance across the policy areas of health, housing, labour and social security, it is argued that Australia’s failings can be understood in terms of its institutional framework. This framework provides incomplete legal protection for rights and leaves that protection almost exclusively in the realm of politics and policymaking, an arena still dominated by neoliberalism and a political culture averse to the protection and promotion of economic and social rights.

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Russell Solomon teaches law in the Global Urban and Social Studies School at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australia’s Engagement with Economic and Social Rights
Book Subtitle
A Case of Institutional Avoidance
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0033-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0033-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0032-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 283
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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