A Defense of Welfare Rights as Human Rights*

James W. Nickel

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Debates in Political Philosophy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405133210
StatePublished - Apr 27 2009


  • All four principles protecting aspects of human dignity
  • Central human interest - security against actions of others leading to death
  • Defense of welfare rights as human rights
  • Familiar objection to economic and social rights - too burdensome
  • Final test of feasibility for international human right - most countries in the world today are able to implement the right in question
  • Implementing economic and social rights
  • Justifying economic and social rights
  • Vance conception of economic and social rights - human rights are not ideals of good life for humans
  • Widespread acceptance of economic and social rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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