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Development and Human Rights: Rhetoric and Reality in India

Joel E. Oestreich


Development and Human Rights in India examines how UN agencies are following a “rights-based approach to development” in India. It asks two questions: How (if at all) does the implementation of a rights-based approach differ from traditional development work? And what strategies do development agencies follow to overcome local opposition to this politically controversial strategy? Integrating human rights into the development process means that development agencies can be vitally important instruments in rights protection and promotion, allies overlooked in almost all existing literature on hu ... More

Keywords: human rights, development, rights-based approach, India, empowerment, United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, UNICEF

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190637347
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel E. Oestreich, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Drexel University