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Published: 08 June 2017

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780190637347

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Development and Human Rights

Rhetoric and Reality in India

Joel E. Oestreich

  • Shows that development agencies are now fully part of the rights promotion machinery
  • Considers the politics of using development to promote rights
  • First book-length study of a single country regarding rights based approaches
  • Based on dozens of participant interviews
  • First study of rights based approaches that looks at both good and bad projects
  • One of few projects that tries to consider whether rights based approaches work, in addition to looking at how the UN defines success

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