Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

9. Freedom from Want: Globalisation and Social Security

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the current challenges created by globalisation for the effective protection of the right to social security and asks what role a rights-based approach can play in strengthening such protection. It defines social rights as a specific category of rights and discusses their role in the human rights regime. The chapter shows how the idea of economic and social rights has been contested throughout the sixty-year history of the modern human rights regime. It explains the concepts of social policy and welfare theory and also discusses the relationship between human rights and social policy. The chapter assesses the negative and positive impacts of globalisation in relation to the protection of social security around the globe. It uses examples to illustrate the dilemmas and problems in expanding social safety nets.

Keywords: globalisation; human rights; social policy; social rights; social security



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Human Rights in Turmoil — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation