La materialità dei diritti sociali

Goldoni, M. (2022) La materialità dei diritti sociali. Diritto Pubblico, 1/2022, pp. 141-171. (doi: 10.1438/104047)

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In constitutional law scholarship and practice, the dominant trend is to consider social rights structurally identical with other civil and political rights. This has entailed two important assumptions: social rights are individual entitlements, and they are proper rights as long as they can be enforced in court. This article challenges this approach to social rights by emphasising the link between their constitutionalisation and their materiality. The argument is articulated according to the following steps: first, social rights are grounded in needs; second, their determination is made dependent on the identification of the corresponding duty (and not on the main claim they contain); third, their materiality entails the recognition of the importance of production of services and goods that instantiate their content; fourth, if the previous points are accepted, then political mobilisation is deemed to be more important than judicial protection.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Goldoni, Professor Marco
Authors: Goldoni, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Diritto Pubblico
Publisher:Società Editrice il Mulino
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Società Editrice il Mulino 2022
First Published:First published in Diritto Pubblico 1/2022: 141-171
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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