Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential and Pitfalls

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-05-15
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner
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* Comprehensive summary and case studies of major of rights-based approach to development * Arranged in point/counterpoint format The associations between human rights and the work of development activists didn't receive widespread attention from international development agencies until the mid to late 1990s. The most visible sign that attitudes were changing occurred when the UN held its World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995. From that point on, rights became a stated objective of most agencies, regardless of the level of effort they actually spent in incorporating these ideas into their activities. Now, over a decade after that crucial turning point, Rights-Based Approaches to Developmentreflects on the effect of the development community's major shift in focus from market-based frameworks to a rights-based one. Contributors, both academics and practitioners, reflect on their experience with rights-based development activities. They draw out the current debates, theoretical and practical concerns and achievements, and larger implications about poverty and the relationship between citizens and the state. With powerful insights into where the development community has been and where it needs to go, Rights-Based Approaches to Developmentis critical to understanding the role of social justice in the context of development.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The Rise of Rights-Based Approaches to Development
Introductionp. 3
Linking Rights and Development: Some Critical Challengesp. 21
The Rights of the Rich versus the Rights of the Poorp. 31
Rights, Governmentality, and Citizenship
Exploring a Political Approach to Rights-Based Development in North West Cameroon: From Rights and Marginality to Citizenship and Justicep. 49
Recognition or Misrecognition? Pitfalls of Indigenous Peoples' Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC)p. 69
Do Rights-Based Approaches Offer a Pro-Poor Route to Development?
Property Rights and Rights-Based Sustainable Livelihoodsp. 87
Reinterpreting the Rights-Based Approach: A Grassroots Perspective on Rights and Developmentp. 107
From Voluntarism to Empowerment?
Rethinking Agency, Rights, and Natural Resource Managementp. 127
"We Are Also Human": Identity and Power in Gender Relationsp. 145
The Operational Implications of Rights-Based Approaches
Rights-Based Development: The Challenges of Change and Power for Development NGOs Jennifer Chapman in collaborationp. 165
The "Human Rights-Based Approach to Programming": A Contradiction in Terms?p. 187
Conclusions and Ways Forward
The Potential and Pitfalls of Rights-Based Approaches to Developmentp. 209
Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 235
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