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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It introduced the essential components of the RTD concept such as the rights to food, health and education, womens rights etc. The present volume ventures further into the exploration of the definitional contours of RTD.
The right to development (RTD) remains one of the most debated and contentious concepts in the discourses of human rights as well as development. The emergence of the notion of such a right was linked with the demand articulated by the ...
detailing the normative content of and implementation issues relating to RTD; one focusing on specific theoretical aspects of the human rights and RTD approaches; and one focusing on the historical evolution of the concept of RTD.
The normative content of the concept of RTD and its distinction from the conventional notions of development are succinctly brought out in Senguptas chapter. Instead of a focus on growth in output, RTD refers to ...
But the concept of poverty is not restricted to income poverty; it extends to capabilities poverty. The chapter thus clearly lays out the ideas that form the core of the RTD framework, many of which find reflection and elaboration in ...
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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