Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places

Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places

Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

eBook - 2013
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Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a long list of prohibitions on government. American constitutional rights, we are often told, protect people only from an overbearing government, but give no explicit guarantees of governmental help. Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places argues that we have fundamentally misunderstood the American rights tradition. The United States actually has a long history of enshrining positive rig.
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9780691155784
069115578X
9781400846276
1400846277
129933301X
9781299333017
0691155771
9780691155777
Characteristics: 1 online resource (250 pages)

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