Human Rights and Development in the new Millennium
Towards a Theory of Change
Edited by Paul Gready, Wouter Vandenhole
To Be Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge – 320 pages
In recent years human rights have assumed a central position in the discourse surrounding international development, while human rights agencies have begun to more systematically address economic and social rights. This edited volume brings together distinguished scholars to explore the merging of human rights and development agendas at local, national and international levels. They examine how this merging affects organisational change, operational change and the role of relevant actors in bringing about change. With a focus on practice and policy rather than pure theory, the volume also addresses broader questions such as what human rights and development can learn from one another, and whether the connections between the two fields are increasing or declining.
The book is structured in three sections:
Human Rights and Development in the new Millennium: Towards a Theory of Change will be of strong interest to students and scholars of human rights, development studies, political science and economics.
1. Introduction Paul Gready, Wouter Vandenhole and others Part 1: Approaches 2. Convergence between Human Rights Indicators and MDG Indicators: Advantages, Methods, Challenges and Potential Dangers Gauthier de Beco 3. To Mainstream or not to Mainstream: Norwegian and Swedish Support for Child Rights in Kenya Arne Tostensen, Hugo Stokke and Sven Trygged 4. EU Support for Human Rights Pilar Domingo and Marta Foresti 5. Legal Empowerment of the Poor – Social Prerequisites? Bård A. Andreasen 6. End of the Road for a Rights-based Approach? A Case Study of Mobile Technology in KZN. Stephen Porter Part 2: Organisational Contexts 7. UN and EU Reforms in the Field of Human Rights and Development Cooperation: Parallel Tracks for Promoting Human Rights in Operational Activities at Country Level? Wouter Vandenhole 8. EU, Development Cooperation, Legal Bases and Human Rights in the Context of a enveloping Framework for Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Security and Defence Policy Mirjam van Reisen 9. Children’s Rights in EU Development Cooperation Karin Arts 10. Anti-Development Development: ActionAid’s Human Rights-based Approach and its Impact on Organisational Change Paul Gready Part 3: Country Contexts 11. Grounding Rights: UN Field Operations for the Promotion of Human Rights Hugo Stokke and Arne Tostensen 12. Donor Human Rights Interventions in the Bas-Congo (DRC) Koen De Feyter and Richard Lumbika 13. A New Ethiopian Law Governing Civil Society Organisations: Divorcing Development from Human Rights and Governance Sisay A Yeshanew
Paul Gready is Professor of Applied Human Rights and Director of the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, UK.
Wouter Vandenhole teaches human rights law and holds the UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.