GPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has co-authored a new book: Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights. The book’s description explains:
One of the most ambitious legacies of the 20th century was the universal commitment to ensure freedom from want as a human right. But to what extent are countries across the world living up to this commitment? This path breaking book develops an innovative, evidence-based index for comparing performance on education, food, health, work and housing across very differently situated countries and over time. It explores the factors influencing performance and provides empirical evidence to resolve some long standing controversies over the principle of “progressive realization”. By defying the boundaries of traditional research disciplines, this work fundamentally advances our knowledge about the status of and factors promoting social and economic rights fulfillment at the dawn of the 21st century.
“Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights is an exhilarating and extremely valuable addition to the literature on human development. Empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, it will provoke lively debate and advance the cause of global justice.” — Martha C. Nussbaum, The University of Chicago
Professor Fukuda-Parr is Professor of International Affairs at The New School. She is a development economist interested in human development and capabilities and the broad question of national and international policy strategies.