oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Realising socio-economic rights : the role of the state and civil society



Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 1 11 S ocio-economic rights are not simply conferred by the Constitution and thereafter realised through purposeful action by the State. The monitoring of these rights is consequently not simply a matter of tracking whether the State is adopting policies, allocating enough resources or enacting legislation to implement the rights. On the contrary, the realisation of socio-economic rights is a profoundly political process de- pending on a commitment by the State to prioritise socio-economic rights and State capability. Without a strong democratic developmental State, it is unlikely that much progress will be achieved ..


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