The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

Human Right to Development

Human right to development


Economic and social development has been one of the main purposes of the international community and the main focus of a complex network of international and domestic, public and private actors since the end of World War II. It is a constant battlefield of economic, political, social, philosophical and legal ideas, discourses, policies and rules on how to alleviate and eradicate poverty and bring about economic growth, prosperity, equality and social justice.

The second decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed an unprecedented rise of the South and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, which had commenced in previous decades, albeit unevenly. Amidst the financial and other global crises, the 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) ...

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