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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Their chapter reviews participatory development in the context of Kerala, which like the Sri Lankan case, brings out some significant results from an RTD perspective. Kannan and Pillai view the notion of progressive realization of ...
... dealing with the incompatibility of the Pareto-criterion and liberalism in the context of social decision functions with unrestricted domain, in some contributions a different approach has been taken, namely, the game form approach.
In the context of development, the holistic approach means that all human rights, not just the right that appears most relevant to the task at hand, must be considered. In urban planning, for example, it is not enough to consider that ...
... both integrates concepts that already had currency in development theorysuch as accountability and transparency in the context of good governanceand adds a dimension with which development practitioners were less familiarespecially ...
... rights in the context of development excludes any reference to violations. In fact, the RTD Declaration specifies that States shall take resolute steps to eliminate the massive and flagrant violations of human rights of peoples and ...
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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