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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The emergence of the notion of such a right was linked with the demand articulated by the developing countries, in the 1970s, for a New International Economic Order (NIEO) in which their development needs would also be incorporated.
... and the right to development has indeed been used rhetorically to amplify the demands of developing countries on the industrialised world for a transfer of resources in the form of foreign aid, debt forgiveness and fairer trade.
Nevertheless, the right to development is used rhetorically to amplify Third World demands on the industrialised world for a transfer of resources in the form of foreign aid or debt forgiveness. The challenge from the beginning has been ...
The rights of each person are limited only by the rights of others, by the security of all, and by the just demands of the general welfare, in a democratic society. 1. Every individual shall have duties towards his family and society, ...
Paul Streeten, in reviewing Sens Development as Freedom considered that the language of obligations or duties or responsibilities is sufficient for these demands [that others help the person to achieve the freedom in question] without ...
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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