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.
While examining the practical implementation of RTD, Sengupta points out that the duty of the international community to cooperate in order to implement RTD is absolute, although the overall responsibility of developing countries ...
The United States joined by several other Western countries, has objected to several perceived defects of the idea of the right to development relating to its failure to give due attention to economic liberties and entrepreneurship; ...
countries to reduce resource constrains on their development. The Declaration on the Right to Development does mention that states should realize their rights and fulfil their duties in such a manner as to promote a new international ...
However, these decisions seem to be based on the misguided assumption that the proclamation of the Declaration on the Right to Development (hereafter the RTD Declaration) constituted a victory for the poor countries, ...
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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