Looking for rights in all the wrong places : why state constitutions contain America's positive rights / Emily Zackin.
By: Zackin, Emily J.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Princeton studies in American politics: Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2013Description: 1 online resource (250 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400846276; 1400846277; 9780691155784; 069115578X.Subject(s): Civil rights -- United States -- States | Constitutional law -- United States -- StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Looking for rights in all the wrong places.DDC classification: 342.7308/5 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
|Item type||Current location||Call number||URL||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Electronic Book||UT Tyler Online Online||KF4750.Z95 2013eb (Browse shelf)||https://ezproxy.uttyler.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt24hq93||Available||ocn830939053|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a long list of prohibitions on government. American constitutional rights, we are often told, protect people only from an overbearing government, but give no explicit guarantees of governmental help. Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places argues that we have fundamentally misunderstood the American rights tradition. The United States actually has a long history of enshrining positive rig.
Print version record.
Looking for rights in all the wrong places -- Of ski trails and state constitutions : silly details or serious principles? -- Defining positive rights -- Why write new rights? : understanding constitutional development apart from entrenchment -- Education : a long tradition of positive rights in America -- Workers' rights : constitutional protections where (and when) we would least expect them -- Environmental protection : positive constitutional rights in the late twentieth century.