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Right to Work : Legal and Philosophical Perspectives (Paperback)

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The value of work cannot be underestimated in today's world. Work is valuable because productive labour generates goods needed for survival, such as food and housing; goods needed for self-development, such as education and culture; andother material goods that people wish to have in order to live a fulfilling life. Ajob also generally inspires a sense of achievement, self-esteem and the esteem of others. People develop social relations at work, which can be very important for them. Work brings both material and non-material benefits.There is no doubt that work is a crucial good. Do we have a human right to this good? What is the content of the right? Does it impose a duty on governments to promote full employment? Does it entail an obligation to protect decent work? There is also a question about the right-holders. Do migrants have a right to work, for example? At the same time many people would rather not work. What kind of right is this, if many people do not want to have it? The chapters of this book address the uncertainty and controversy that surround the right to work both in theoretical scholarship and in policymaking. They discuss the philosophicalunder pinnings of the right to work, and its development in human rights law at national level (in jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, France and the United States) and international level (in the context of the United Nations, the European Social Charter, the International Labour Organization, the European Convention on Human Rights and other legal orders).
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51993200
UPC: 9781509913787
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-0146
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