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dc.contributor.authorVieira, MB
dc.contributor.authorDa Silva, FC
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-06T09:27:30Z
dc.date.available2015-10-06T09:27:30Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Constitutional Law 2013, 11(4), 898-922. doi: 10.1093/icon/mot047
dc.identifier.issn1474-2640
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251296
dc.description.abstractConstitutions are a key element of the normative script of the modern state. All constitutions lock in rights. Most include social provisions. Some are more generous than others in this regard. But none come close to the Portuguese Constitution of 1976 in the length and detail of its list of social and economic rights. Prevailing theories of institutional origins have generated hypotheses to account for the constitutionalization of second-generation rights. But they fall short of providing a full understanding of constitutionalization and the accompanying emergence of judicial review. Outlier cases, such as the Portuguese, are even more poorly explained by extant explanations. In this article, we test them against the Portuguese case, which, whenever appropriate, is compared with Spain. In doing this, we aim at two things: first, to identify shortcomings in the most familiar frameworks, theories, and hypotheses concerning the causal mechanisms leading to the inclusion of social and economic rights in constitutions; second, to propose alternative explanations where existing ones prove inadequate or insufficient.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.titleGetting rights right: Explaining social rights constitutionalization in revolutionary Portugal
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Oxford University Press via http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icon/mot047
prism.endingPage922
prism.publicationDate2013
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Constitutional Law
prism.startingPage898
prism.volume11
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/icon/mot047
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2013
dc.identifier.eissn1474-2659
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2013-12-20


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