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Law, poverty and time: the dynamics of poverty in constitutional human rights adjudication

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Poverty is an event in time. Only dynamic thinking can fully capture its reality. This thesis contends that human rights case law is based on a static perception of poverty inconsistent with the dynamic perception of poverty in economics. Failing to notice its temporal aspects, the examined courts consequently produce judgments that overlook essential aspects of this socio-economic phenomenon. This is puzzling, since in other contexts of constitutional human rights adjudication the passage...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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