Flourishing Rights

22 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2014 Last revised: 4 Feb 2015

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Wendy A. Bach

University of Tennessee College of Law

Date Written: November 7, 2014


Flourishing Rights reviews Clare Huntington’s Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships, recently published by the Oxford University Press. This review explores the way that specific issues at the heart of the relationship between poor families and the state affects Huntington’s thesis and proposals. The review largely applauds the book but concludes that a robust form of rights protection, when combined with the impressive policy arguments Huntington marshals, might actually make real the audacious idea that everyone has a right to flourish.

Keywords: family law, poverty, race, social welfare

Suggested Citation

Bach, Wendy, Flourishing Rights (November 7, 2014). Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 258, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2519722

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