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Development and Rights : Negotiating Justice in Changing Societies - Christian Lund

Development and Rights

Negotiating Justice in Changing Societies

By: Christian Lund (Editor)

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Published: 30th March 1999
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The issue of rights is increasingly gaining interest among scholars of developing societies. This probably reflects the growing prominence of rights on political agendas in general. A great deal of research is centred around classical human rights, but other types of rights have also come into focus in the context of development, some under the candidacy of human rights. We talk about cultural rights, social rights and property rights - for example, rights to natural resources or to intellectual property.
This collection, on the one hand, explores a major undercurrent of the debate on rights, namely, the question of universalism and cultural relativism. On the other, it explores how rights are claimed and contested, vindicated and politicised and, in different ways, transform social practice

Development and Rights: Tempering Universalism and Relativismp. 1
On Universal Morality and the Morality of Universalismp. 7
Universal Rights and the Historical Contextp. 19
Changing African Land Tenure: Reflections on the Incapacities of the Statep. 33
Politics and Struggles for Access to Land: 'Grants from Above' and 'Squatters' in Coastal Kenyap. 50
Past Wrongs and Gender Rights: Issues and Conflicts in South Africa's Land Reformp. 70
Women's Human Rights and African Customary Laws: Between Universalism and Relativism - Individualism and Communitarianismp. 88
The Interplay between Collective Rights and Obligations and Individual Rightsp. 105
Governance as Multilateral Development Bank Policy: The Cases of the African Development Bank and the Asian Development Bankp. 117
Indexp. 135
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ISBN: 9780714649412
ISBN-10: 0714649414
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 30th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 15.49  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1