Sociological Perspectives on Economic and Social Rights

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice (host committee)

Language: English

This session explores sociological approaches to economic and social rights. It aims to capture current research on how welfare states, post-socialist states, and development states either actualize or fail to actualize economic and social rights, including the rights to publicly funded healthcare, publicly funded education, parental leave, social security benefits, and disability insurance. In addition, the session will examine social movement and NGO contributions to contemporary thinking and policymaking on economic and social rights.
Session Organizer:
Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA
Keri IYALL SMITH, Suffolk University, USA
Oral Presentations
Human Rights, Technology, and Disabilities: The Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress
Anne BRYDEN, Case Western Reserve University, USA; Brian GRAN, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Social Justice, Recognition and Integration of Disabled Workers in the Public Service through the Legal Reservation of Job Vacancies in Public Tenders
Elaine Thais LIMA, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil; Maria Soledad ETCHEVERRY, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil
Promise Lost? Persons with Disabilities and the Right to Social Protection in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia
Paula PINTO, CIEG/ ISCSP-University of Lisbon, Portugal; Teresa JANELA PINTO, ISCSP- University of Lisbon, Portugal