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The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights : Past, Present and Future.

Author: Malcolm Langford; Andy Sumner; Alicia Ely Yamin
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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This volume sets out to disentangle the debate about the Millennium Development goals in theory and practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Langford, Malcolm.
Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights : Past, Present and Future.
New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Langford; Andy Sumner; Alicia Ely Yamin
ISBN: 9781107506305 1107506301
OCLC Number: 862614736
Notes: 3.2. Development Policies that link to Human Rights at a General Level.
Description: 1 online resource (576 pages)
Contents: Preface; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1. Role and Impact of the MDGS; 1.1. The Purpose of the MDG Framework; 1.2. What Has Been the Impact of the MDGs?; Adoption; Adaptation; Allocation; Acceleration; Aberrations; 2. Human Rights; 2.1. The Rise of Rights; Defining Rights; Human Rights: Ideologies and Approaches; Critiques; 3. Structure of the Book; Part I Perspectives; 2 Goals and Rights; 1. Introduction; 2. Overlap and Shared Roots among Goals and Rights; 3. Understanding Rights and Goals; 3.1. Rights; 3.2. Goals; 4. The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights; 5. Conclusion. 3 The Limits of the MDGs' Design1. Introduction; 2. Origin and Outcome; 3. Intended Users and the Role of the MDGs; 4. Caveats of a Rights-Based Approach; 5. Equity as Proxy; 6. Conclusion; 4 Master or Servant? Development Goals and Human Rights; 1. Introduction; 2. The MDGs through a Human Rights Lens; 2.1. History and Significance of the MDGs; 2.2. Human Rights Critiques of the MDGs; The MDGs Can Provide a Fig Leaf for Authoritarian Regimes; The MDGs Emerged from a Faulty Process and Are Poorly Specified; The Definition of 'Feasible' Progress Is Arbitrary and Unambitious. The MDGs Have Been Misinterpreted, or Misused, in PracticeThe MDGs Are Equity-Blind and May Have Exacerbated Global and Country-Level Inequalities; Certain MDGs May Undermine International Human Rights Law Standards; MDGs Have Been Co-Opted by the Growth and Aid Lobbies; Conclusions on the MDGs' Impacts; 3. MDG Summit Outcome Document; 4. Problematising and Transcending the 'Value-Added' Paradigm; 4.1. The Absolutist Assumption; 4.2. Ideological Blinkers and Free-Market Fundamentalism; 4.3. Confusing Means with Ends- Human Rights as Inputs to Growth Objectives. 4.4. The Relevance and Impacts of Human Rights on Public Policy and Service DeliveryImpacts of Social Rights Litigation- What Does the Evidence Say?; Comparative Contributions of Human Rights Principles and Economic Reasoning to Policy Making; 4.5. Conclusions on the Contributions of Human Rights to Policy Making; 5. Looking Ahead: Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda; 5 The Political within the De-Politicised; 1. Introduction; 2. Poverty Measurement and the MDGs; 3. The Uneasy Construal of MDGs with Targeted Social Policy. 4. Conclusion: Politicisation for Real Choice and Genuine Universalism6 The Economics of Human Rights and MDGs; 1. Introduction; 2. Convergence; 3. Open Questions; 4. MDGs --
Progress on the Ground and the Outlook; 7 International Development Actors and Human Rights; 1. Introduction; 1.1. What Is It Specifically That Human Rights Can Offer the MDGs?; 2. Human Rights Obligations in Global Development Policy Frameworks; 2.1. Millennium Development Goals; 2.2. Aid; 3. Development Agencies' Policies; 3.1. No Overall Human Rights Policy.

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This volume sets out to disentangle the debate about the Millennium Development goals in theory and practice.

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