Book salon: Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance

25.04.2024 16:00 - 17:00English

Malcolm Langford in conversation with Siri Gloppen and UiB students.

Malcolm Langford (UiO) discusses his book Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance with Siri Gloppen and UiB Law and Politics students.

About the book:

The past few decades have witnessed an explosion of judgments on social rights around the world. However, we know little about whether these rulings have been implemented. Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance is the first book to engage in a comparative study of compliance of social rights judgments as well as their broader effects. Covering fourteen different domestic and international jurisdictions, and drawing on multiple disciplines, it finds significant variance in outcomes and reveals both spectacular successes and failures in making social rights a reality on the ground. This variance is strikingly similar to that found in previous studies on civil rights, and the key explanatory factors lie in the political calculus of defendants and the remedial framework. The book also discusses which strategies have enhanced implementation, and focuses on judicial reflexivity, alliance building and social mobilisation.

The book salon is part of the UiB course Constitutions, Courts and Politics. It is open to anyone interested.

Event info.

Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

16:00 - 17:00
Add to calendar 25.04.2024, 25.04.2024

Bergen Global is a joint initiative between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute that addresses global challenges.