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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Gunatillekes chapter examines the development process in Sri Lanka in two phasesthe state-centred development until 1977 and the liberalisation and marketoriented development after 1977. He analyses the existing institutional framework, ...
... etc., they argue that the panchayati raj institution has an intrinsic and instrumental value in ensuring an enabling environment for development. The Kerala experience disproves the trickle down prescriptions for poverty alleviation ...
Further, the enforcement mechanisms of institutions such as the WTO and the IMF are much more effective in comparison to the enforcement mechanisms for human rights, especially ESCRs. Overall, she avers that RTD ...
The notion of political rights, as conceived by Sengupta follows closely the Rawlsian concept of justice being political and relating to the social, political and economic institutions of a nation-state. Sengupta uses the term political ...
... the holistic approach also recognises that both categories require resources, both can involve violations, both require adaptation and often transformation of institutions and practices, and both are essential for human dignity.
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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