Realising socioeconomic rights: a reconceptualised constitutional dialogue

SOURCE: The state of the nation: poverty & inequality: diagnosis, prognosis and responses
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Bohler-Muller, G.Pienaar, Y.D.Davids, S.L.Gordon
SOURCE EDITOR(S): C.Soudien, V.Reddy, I.Woolard, I.Woolard
KEYWORDS: INEQUALITY, POVERTY, PROMOTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS PROGRAMME
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10750

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Abstract

The chapter opens with an analytical discussion of recent data and trends emerging from annual rounds of the Human Sciences Research Council's (HSRC's) South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS). It goes on to discuss the recent Constitutional Justice Project (CJP) undertaken jointly by the HSRC and the Nelson Mandela School of Law at the University of Fort Hare (UFH). The chapter then discusses the traditional conceptualisation of 'constitutional dialogue', before making some suggestions as to how a reconceptualised, inclusive and concerted constitutional dialogue could contribute to rapid progress in realising SERs as a means of reducing poverty and inequality in South Africa.