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- DescriptionMaking Equal Rights Real brings together leaders from around the world who have been working effectively to increase equal ecomic and social rights, ranging from rights in the workplace to property ownership and education. The contributors tell the detailed stories of effective approaches to implementing equal rights for racial and ethnic mirities in North America, women in Africa, children in the Middle East and sexual mirities in Asia. They also describe approaches taken around the world to increase equal rights for people living in poverty, for those living with disabilities and for all people seeking the information they need to hold their government accountable for implementing everyone's rights. The book addresses what can be done by policymakers, civil society, n-governmental organizations, lawyers seeking to implement equal rights legislation and advocates working in the community, as well as those developing constitutions and negotiating international agreements.
- Author BiographyJody Heymann is the Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University. An internationally renowned researcher on public policy and equity, Heymann has authored more than 180 publications, including eleven books. She has served as an advisor to policymakers around the world. Her work has been featured widely, in Business Week Inc. Magazine, Portfolio.com, Forbes, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MSNBC, Good Morning America and Fox News, among other leading national and international media. Adele Cassola conducts comparative research at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, where she leads an initiative analyzing the protections established in the constitutions of all UN member states across a number of life contexts in which discrimination can occur, including education, work, health, family and political and civic participation.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication06/03/2014
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note2 b/w illus. 11 tables
- Weight560 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byAdele Cassola,Jody Heymann
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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