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Introduction: International Review of Constitutionalism Special Issue on Law, Poverty and Economic Inequality

International Review of Constitutionalism, Vol. 1, No. 9, 2009

10 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2009  

Penelope Andrews

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 9, 2009

Abstract

Editors introduction: This collection of articles by noted scholars examines what law and legal institutions can do to alleviate poverty and economic inequality in the new economic and political environment. The articles explore the contours of many struggles for distributive justice. They describe contemporary constitutional strategies, such as the incorporation of economic, social and cultural rights in constitutions in relation to grassroots anti-poverty campaigns in many parts of the world, including campaigns for rights in South Africa, and poor people's economic and human rights campaigns in the United States. Such campaigns face well-known disadvantages in contending with entrenched, powerful, and vastly wealthier interests.

Keywords: poverty, human rights, constitutions

JEL Classification: K00, K1, K33

Suggested Citation

Andrews, Penelope, Introduction: International Review of Constitutionalism Special Issue on Law, Poverty and Economic Inequality (November 9, 2009). International Review of Constitutionalism, Vol. 1, No. 9, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1502964

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