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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... rather than constrain the emergence of programmes that permit realisation of RTD within a country; (ii) by ensuring that inter-country inequalities in terms of access to natural and other resources are reduced as much as possible.
Capabilities in relation to food refer to the conditions that make it possible for a farmer to produce adequate food or a worker to purchase it and for the entire population to have adequate nourishment. Similarly, health is the ...
Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. [T]he individual, having duties to other individuals and to the community to which he belongs, is under a responsibility ...
... that obligations, duties and responsibilities are possible without rights.67 However, the correlation of rights and duties is invaluable to the relationship between the human rights framework and development theory and practice.
between obligations to respect, protect and fulfil, sometimes extending this list to respect, protect, promote and provide.79 It is thus possible to group the obligations contained in human rights treaties into two general types: ...
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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