Reflections on the Right To Development
This important contribution to the understanding of the Right to Development (RTD) presents it as a viable alternative to existing approaches to development.
The essays in this volume are grouped into three sections. Part One introduces the concept of RTD and discusses its theoretical and historical aspects, highlighting its normative content and identifying implementation issues. Part Two contains empirical case studies from India and Sri Lanka and examines national development policies from the RTD perspective. The third part explores the links between social choice and the right to development.
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... we sincerely hope that this selection of chapters achieves the objective of enhancing the general understanding of RTD while also strengthening its representation as a viable alternative to existing approaches to development.
In the context of development, as well as in the political sphere, there is considerable confusion about whether and to what extent duties or responsibilities constitute an alternative to human rights. Some assert that duties to the ...
That term is defined as the requirement that any choice of actions (or rules, or strategies, or whatever) be based on selecting an alternative that produces not worse an overall outcome than any other available alternative.70 In an ...
... legislative instruments for any of these rights would often be a monumental task, and it would be often useful and necessary to find alternative methods of enforcement of the obligations rather than through the courts of law.
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An Essay on the Human Rights Approach to Development
Where Are We Today?
The Right to Development in Sri Lanka
The Kerala Experience Reinterpreted
The Right to Development and International Economic Regimes
An Overview and Critical Appraisal
A Social Choice Approach to Implementation and Measurement
About the Editors and Contributors