By Ruth Alsop

ISBN-10: 0821363107

ISBN-13: 9780821363102

ISBN-10: 0821363115

ISBN-13: 9780821363119

Whereas the phrases “power” and “rights” are more and more integrated into the language of improvement companies they've got but to totally permeate the perform of poverty aid. Acknowledging that this partially effects from an absence of readability over the suggestions of energy and rights and partially from questions of the way to operationalize those rules, the realm financial institution and the united kingdom division for foreign improvement co-sponsored a sequence of brief papers for targeting bettering knowing of the relationships among strength, rights, and poverty rate reductions. Following dialogue in the course of a day operating assembly, this e-book brings jointly the edited papers, besides a variety of supplementary fabrics. a primary sequence of papers addresses competing definitions and conceptual concerns round energy and rights, illustrating those with reports staring at and making use of the options in perform in numerous nations. Following this, papers handle issues aimed toward supporting improvement practitioners to use those techniques to their paintings. half II comprises the supplemental fabrics, together with a precis of the most important theoretical conceptualizations of energy, and an outline of the literature on energy and rights. ready through major thinkers at the themes of energy and rights those fabrics provide either improvement pros and scholars of improvement experiences succinct summaries of the connection among conception and perform.

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Norton, Andy. 2001. Background paper on rights regimes. Mimeo. London: Overseas Development Institute. Norton, Andy, and Diane Elson. 2002. What’s behind the budget: Politics, rights and accountability in the budget process. London: Overseas Development Institute. Satterthwaite, David, ed. 2003. The Millennium Development Goals and local processes: Hitting the target or missing the point? London: International Institute for Environment and Development. Sen, Amartya. 1999. Development as freedom.

In its contribution to the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Bank argued that because the Bank promotes human rights on a number of fronts and in a number of ways, it need not be explicit in its overarching commitment to the totality of human rights principles (Gaeta and Vasilara 1998). 5. The linkages between politics and poverty were explored in commissioned background papers, such as Moore and Putzel (1999). Moser: Rights, Power, and Poverty Reduction 39 The Bank makes a second distinction between the indirect and direct promotion of rights, arguing that it promotes human rights indirectly, as economic and social rights are fulfilled through economic growth.

1992b. Human rights, development and international financial institutions. American University Journal of International Law and Policy (8): 35–45. 48 Power, Rights, and Poverty: Concepts and Connections UNDP. 2000. Human development report 2000: Human rights and human development. New York: Oxford University Press. ———. 2003. Poverty reduction and human rights: A practical note. New York: UNDP. UNICEF. 1998. Guidelines for human-rights based programming approach.

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