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Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential Pitfalls

Sam Hickey and Diana Mitlin, editors
Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential Pitfalls
ISBN: 978-1-56549-283-7
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2009/244 pages/LC: 2008053738
A Kumarian Press Book
"Hickey and Mitlin have gathered together a stellar group of thinkers and activists to challenge and enrich our understanding of the all-important nexus between development and human rights. This is a fascinating book that deserves to be widely-read."—Michael Edwards, University of Manchester

"A timely reminder of why rights matter. It brings together critical reflection on existing 'rights-based' discourse and practice with insights into what is needed to make rights real."—Andrea Cornwall, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

DESCRIPTION

Rights-Based Approaches to Development explores the impact of the shift from a market-based to a rights-based framework for development efforts. Drawing on their own experiences, the contributors discuss current debates, theoretical and practical concerns and achievements, and larger implications about poverty and the relationship between citizens and the state.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sam Hickey lectures on international development at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester. Diana Mitlin is a social development specialist at IDPM.

CONTENTS

  • THE RISE OF RIGHTS-BASED APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT.
  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • Linking Rights and Development: Some Critical Challenges—R. Archer.
  • The Rights of the Rich versus the Rights of the Poor—J. Gledhill.
  • RIGHTS, GOVERNMENTALITY, AND CITIZENSHIP.
  • Exploring a Political Approach to Rights-Based Development in North West Cameroon: From Rights and Marginality to Citizenship and Justice—J. Duni, R. Fon, S. Hickey, and N. Salihu.
  • Recognition or Misrecognition?: Pitfalls of Indigenous Peoples' Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC)—K. Masaki.
  • Do Rights-Based Approaches Offer a Pro-Poor Route to Development? Property Rights and Rights-Based Sustainable Livelihoods—L. Hinojosa-Valencia.
  • Reinterpreting the Rights-Based Approach: A Grassroots Perspective on Rights and Development—S. Patel and D. Mitlin.
  • From Voluntarism to Empowerment? Rethinking Agency, Rights, and Natural Resource Management—F. Cleaver.
  • "We Are Also Human": Identity and Power in Gender Relations—M. Drinkwater.
  • THE OPERATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF RIGHTS-BASED APPROACHES.
  • Rights-Based Development: The Challenge of Change and Power for Development NGOs—J. Chapman in collaboration with V. Miller, A. Campolina Soares, and J. Samuel.
  • The “Human Rights–Based Approach to Programming”: A Contradiction in Terms?—L.T. Munro.
  • CONCLUSIONS AND WAYS FORWARD.
  • The Potential and Pitfalls of Rights-Based Approaches to Development—the Editors.