The Right to Development (RTD) is a new and highly contested right. Its emergence is linked to the demand for a ‘new international economic order’ by developing countries. Composite in nature and integrating civil and political rights with economic, social and cultural rights, the RTD approach underscores participation, a fair sharing of benefits, transparency and non-discrimination. The present volume explores the theoretical and practical aspects of RTD as an alternative to existing approaches to development. It brings together the reflections and insights of some of the finest scholars on the specific aspects of RTD.
- Section I: An Introduction to RTD
- Chapter I: The Human Rights Framework for Development: Seven Approaches
- Chapter II: On the Theory and Practice of the Right to Development
- Chapter III: An Essay on the Human Rights Approach to Development
- Chapter IV: Right to Development: Where are we Today?
- Section II: Studies in RTD
- Chapter V: The Right to Development in Sri Lanka
- Chapter VI: Public Action as Participatory Development: The Kerala Experience Re-Interpreted
- Chapter VII: Poverty and Inequality in India: A Re-Examination
- Chapter VIII: The Right to Development and International Economic Regimes
- Section III: Social Choice and RTD
- Chapter IX: Rights in the Social Choice Theoretic Framework: An Overview and Critical Appraisal
- Chapter X: The Right to Development and Human Rights: A Social Choice Approach to Implementation and Measurement