Socio-Economic Rights and the Making of the 1937 Irish Constitution

  title={Socio-Economic Rights and the Making of the 1937 Irish Constitution},
  author={Thomas Murray},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  pages={502 - 524}
Abstract The present article draws on a critical theory of law ‘from below’ and a range of archival sources to account for the contested role and significance of economic and social rights in the making of the 1937 Irish Constitution. That socio-economic rights featured so prominently in the constitution-making process owed, as elsewhere, to constitution-makers’ concerns for ‘class-abatement’ during the Great Depression. During various agrarian, labour and women's struggles in 1930s Ireland… Expand
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