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Development as a Human Right: Legal, Political, and Economic Dimensions

Edited by: Bard Andreassen, Stephen P. Marks

ISBN13: 9789400000223
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780674021211
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: Belgium
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00



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The relationship between the processes of economic development and international human rights standards has been one of parallel and rarely intersecting tracks of international action.

In the last decade of the 20th century, development thinking shifted from a growth-oriented model to the concept of human development as a process of enhancing human capabilities, and the intrinsic links between development and human rights began to be more readily acknowledged.

Specifically, it has been proposed that if strategies of development and policies to implement human rights are united, they reinforce one another in processes of synergy and improvement of the human condition. Such is the premise of the Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1986.

This book explore the meaning and practical implications of the right to development and the related term of human rights-based approaches to development and ask what these conceptions may add to our understanding and thinking about human and global development.