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Reflections on the Right To Development

Reflections on the Right To Development

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February 2009 | 368 pages | SAGE India
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.

Stephen P Marks
The Human Rights Framework for Development
Seven Approaches

Arjun Sengupta
On the Theory and Practice of the Right to Development
Siddiqur Rahman Osmani
An Essay on the Human Rights Approach to Development
Rajeev Malhotra
Right to Development
Where Are We Today?

Godfrey Gunatilleke
The Right to Development in Sri Lanka
K P Kannan and N Vijayamohanan Pillai
Public Action as Participatory Development
The Kerala Experience Re-Interpreted

Angus Deaton and Jean Drèze
Poverty and Inequality in India
A Re-Examination

Jayati Ghosh
The Right to Development and International Economic Regimes
Satish K Jain
Rights in the Social Choice Theoretic Framework
An Overview and Critical Appraisal

Manimay Sengupta
The Right to Development and Human Rights
A Social Choice Approach to Implementation and Measurement


The book Reflections…is an effort to elucidate the normative and functional framework of the right to development… this book enables some extent of conceptual robustness to appreciate the vision of the right to development.

Journal of South Asian Development

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