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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Although there is no consensus over an exact definition of RTD as a concept, certain important ingredients of its content can be determined from the reports of the then Independent Expert on the Right to Development (IERD) (Professor ...
Thus, it is not just achieving the objectives of development but also the way in which they are achieved that is important in the RTD framework. A novel contribution by Sengupta is his representation of RTD as a vector of different ...
He stresses the importance of participation in policy formulation and underscores the need to ensure that the notion of progressive realisation is not used by states as an excuse to defer their efforts at implementing rights.
While the first point reinforces the importance of growth in any development process, the second emphasises the idea of indivisibility of rights, both of which are central tenets of the RTD framework. Unlike Osmani, who rejects the ...
Another important contribution comes from Angus Deaton and Jean Drèze in the form of their analysis of the trends relating to poverty and inequality in India in the 1990s. Their chapter examines the extent and nature of poverty ...
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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