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The duty to work as precondition for human dignity: a Swiss perspective on work programmes

Melanie Studer and Kurt Pärli

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In Switzerland, the participation in certain work programmes is an eligibility criterion to social assistance benefits and the constitutionally granted right to the financial means required for a ... More


The Nature of Violations of the Human Right to Subsistence

Elizabeth Ashford

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The question this chapter addresses is whether or not the human right to subsistence, which is widely internationally recognized, is underpinned by a fundamental human right, which has a peremptory ... More


Security and Subsistence

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the general structure of a moral right, as well as basic rights. It considers why people have a basic right to physical security—a right that is basic not to be subjected to ... More


Responsibility for Violations of the Human Right to Subsistence

Elizabeth Ashford

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter argues that on a morally minimalist account of basic human rights, the ongoing allowing and infliction of severe poverty constitutes the systemic violation of a basic human right. It ... More


Correlative Duties

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines some of the reasons why it sometimes appears that although people have basic security rights, the right, if any, to even the physical necessities of existence like minimal ... More


Liberty

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter evaluates the right conventionally most emphatically endorsed in North Atlantic theory: rights to liberties. Some liberties merit attention for many reasons, not the least of which is a ... More


Realism and Responsibility

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter assesses the argument that the practical consequences of everyone's enjoying adequate nutrition—and especially the allegedly resultant global “population explosion”—would make the ... More


Affluence and Responsibility

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the idea that the fulfillment of subsistence rights would probably place inordinate, if not unlimited, burdens on everyone except the poorest. It would not be possible, and it ... More


Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Henry Shue

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Since its original publication, this book has proven increasingly influential to those working in political philosophy, human rights, global justice, and the ethics of international relations and ... More


Shue on Rights and Duties*

Thomas Pogge

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the stages of Shue’s argument in Basic Rights, which starts from the premise that human beings have moral rights, specifically claim rights in Hohfeld’s sense. This premise ... More


Studying Subsistence in Sitka

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

in In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The aim of this applied research, conducted for Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game, is to examine how residents, both Native and non-Native, of an “urban” Alaskan community harvest and use wild ... More


Are There Any Basic Rights?*

Judith Lichtenberg

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In Basic Rights Shue argued that subsistence rights — rights to a minimum level of well-being, sometimes called welfare rights or economic rights — are on a par with rights to physical security, ... More


Remarks on Elizabeth Ashford’s “The Nature of Violations of the Human Right to Subsistence”

Daniel Weinstock

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Elizabeth Ashford argues that there exists a primary duty for citizens of affluent nations to alleviate the plight of those whose subsistence needs are currently not met. It is argued that her ... More


Introduction

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter provides an overview of basic rights. The wisdom of a U.S. foreign policy that includes attention to “human rights” depends heavily upon which rights are in practice the ... More


Severe Poverty as an Unjust Emergency

Elizabeth Ashford

in The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190648879
eISBN:
9780190648909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648879.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

On the one hand, recent literature on global justice urges us to correct features of global structures that contribute to the persistence of severe poverty. On the other, Peter Singer has argued that ... More


Basic Rights and Climate Change (2020)

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the greatest threat to basic rights in the twenty-first century: uncontrolled climate change. Climate change is a threat not only to widely acknowledged basic rights but also ... More


Epilogue: The Past in the Present

Ho-Fung Hung

in Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152037
eISBN:
9780231525459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152037.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This epilogue re-examines China's contemporary protests, with a focus on the revival of traditionalist repertoires in light of the insights generated by this study. It shows that mid-Qing traditions ... More


Nationality and Responsibility

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the argument that it cannot be anyone's responsibility to fulfill the rights of strangers on the other side of the globe, however much responsibility one may have to the ... More


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