“Debating Social Rights does not end the debate about social rights, but brings into sharp focus the core of the disagreement about the judicial enforcement of these rights. The strength of the book is its organisation of the main themes around the most controversial aspects of social rights. It acts as a guide for future scholarship, especially empirical research, that is needed to test the arguments presented by the authors.” – Daniel Wei L. Wang and Sarah Rizk,
European Human Rights Law Review
“Given the topical nature of social rights, a book specifically focused on the issue by two prominent human rights scholars is to be welcomed. Forming part of Hart Publishing's 'Debating Law' series, Gearty and Mantouvalou's respective sections are written as separate pieces. This results in a broader range of issues being addressed than would be the case if the book merely adopted a classic 'response pieces' format...The authors engage with a large number of the same themes from very different perspectives which gives the book a satisfying stylistic cohesion.
...this engagingly written, provocative book raises questions that are likely to become increasingly important to law – and policy-makers, lawyers, national human rights institutions, civil society organisations and other actors in this country.” – Aoife Nolan,
Modern Law Review, Volume 75, Number 4
“This book offers an important and informative contribution to the field of social rights within the realm of human rights.
Suitable for all human rights students, and essential reading for postgraduates in the field...Skillfully written in a clear and eloquent manner [the] book provides an insight into an area of human rights that is markedly under-researched by academics.” – Bnar Ariany,
Times Higher Education