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Human Rights and Development

Peter Uvin
Human Rights and Development
ISBN: 978-1-56549-186-1
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2004/241 pages/LC: 2004001529
A Kumarian Press Book
"Digs beneath the rhetoric to explore the hard choices. Theoretically cogent and relevant to policies and programming—as well as clearly and entertainingly written—Uvin’s analysis is a seminal contribution to the field."—Alex de Waal, Justice Africa

"Advances an analysis of the need to effect social change at a global level and advocates a rights-based approach to economic development."—Reference and Research Book News

DESCRIPTION

Peter Uvin links human rights with development theory and practice to show how practitioners can surmount tough obstacles to successfully effect strategies for reducing conflict and improving human rights outcomes.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter Uvin is Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He is author of Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Africa, winner of the African Studies Association's Herskovitz Award.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • SOME DEBATES OF RELEVANCE TO THE DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER.
  • Background.
  • The Legal Challenges.
  • HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PRACTICE OF DEVELOPMENT.
  • The Basics.
  • Political Conditionality.
  • Positive Support.
  • A Rights-Based Approach to Development.
  • Final Synthesis and Questions.