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

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

by Sam Hickey


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ISBN-13: 2901565492720
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Diana Mitlin is an economist and social development specialist and works both at the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Institute for Development Policy and Management (University of Manchester). Her major focus is on issues of urban poverty reduction, in particular in the area of secure tenure, basic services and housing. Her work has explored a number of themes related to the contribution of civil society to addressing issues related to poverty and inequality. For the last ten years, she has worked with Shack/Slum Dwellers International. Recent publications include Empowering Squatter Citizen (2004, with David Satterthwaite) and Confronting the Crisis in Urban Poverty (2006, with Lucy Stevens and Stuart Coupe).

Sam Hickey lectures on international development at IDPM, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester. His research focuses on the politics of development, particularly the links between politics and poverty reduction, issues of citizenship and participation, and the role of civil society and NGOs in development. Recent papers have appeared in World Development and Development and Change, and he is co-editor (with Giles Mohan) of the collection entitled From Tyranny to Transformation: Exploring New Approaches to Participation (Zed Books, 2004). He currently co-ordinates research into the politics of exclusion within the Chronic Poverty Research Centre.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Part 1 The Rise of Rights-Based Approaches to Development

Chapter 1 Introduction Sam Hickey Diana Mitlin 3

Chapter 2 Linking Rights and Development Some Critical Challenges Robert Archer 21

Chapter 3 The Rights of the Rich versus the Rights of the Poor John Gledhill 31

Part 2 Rights, Governmentality, and Citizenship

Chapter 4 Exploring a Political Approach to Rights-Based Development in North West Cameroon: From Rights and Marginality to Citizenship and Justice Jeidoh Duni Robert Fon Sam Hickey Nuhu Salihu 49

Chapter 5 Recognition or Misrecognition? Pitfalls of Indigenous People's Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) Katsuhiko Masaki 69

Part 3 Do Rights-Based Approaches Offer a Pro-Poor Route to Development?

Chapter 6 Property Rights and Rights-Based Sustainable Livelihoods Leonith Hinojosa-Valencia 87

Chapter 7 Reinterpreting the Rights-Based Approach: A Grassroots Perspective on Rights and Development Sheela Patel Diana Mitlin 107

Part 4 From Voluntarism to Empowerment?

Chapter 8 Rethinking Agency, Rights, and Natural Resource Management Frances Cleaver 127

Chapter 9 "We Are Also Human": Identity and Power in Gender Relations Michael Drinkwater 145

Part 5 The Operational Implications of Rights-Based Approaches

Chapter 10 Rights-Based Development: The Challenge of Change and Power for Development NGOs Jennifer Chapman in collaboration with Valerie Miller Adriano Campolina Soares John Samuel 165

Chapter 11 The "Human Rights-Based Approach to Programming": A Contradiction in Terms? Lauchlan T. Munro 187

Part 6 Conclusions and Ways Forward

Chapter 12 The Potential and Pitfalls ofRights-Based Approaches to Development Sam Hickey Diana Mitlin 209

Contributors 231

Index 235

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