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The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights free pdf The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have generated tremendous discussion in global policy and academic circles. On the one hand, they have been hailed as the most important initiative ever in international development. On the other hand, they have been described as a great betrayal of human rights and universal values that has contributed to a depoliticization of development. With contributions from scholars from the fields of economics, law, politics, medicine and architecture, this volume sets out to disentangle this debate in both theory and practice. It critically examines the trajectory of the MDGs, the role of human rights in theory and practice, and what criteria might guide the framing of the post-2015 development agenda. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in global agreements on poverty and development.

About Malcolm Langford

Malcolm Langford is a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo and Director of the Centre's Socio-Economic Rights Programme. He leads a number of international research networks- is an advisor to different UN agencies, governments, and NGOs- and has been a visiting fellow and professor at various universities. He has published widely on human rights issues in law, economics, development, and political science. His books include The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, with M. Craven (forthcoming)- The Human Right to Water: Theory, Practice and Prospects (edited with Anna Russell, 2011)- and Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (2008). Alicia Ely Yamin is a lecturer on Global Health and the Director of the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Yamin is also an Associated Senior Researcher at the Christian Michelsen Institute (Norway). Yamin's twenty-year career at the intersection of health, human rights, and development has bridged academia and activism. She has published dozens of scholarly articles and various books relating to health and human rights, in both English and Spanish. Yamin regularly advises UN agencies on global health, human rights, and development issues. Andy Sumner is the Co-Director, King's International Development Institute, King's College London. He is an interdisciplinary development economist and a researcher within the field of global poverty and inequality with particular reference to middle-income countries. His research on poverty challenges the orthodox view that most of the world's extreme poor live in the world's poorest countries, and that extreme poverty is minimal or 'residual' at higher levels of average per capita income- rather, he argues that poverty is the outcome of patterns of growth and distribution, and of social processes and structures. He has written six books, has published in journals including World Development, and is co-editor of the book series 'Rethinking International Development'.

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Author : Malcolm Langford
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 26 March 2015
ISBN : 1107515246
EAN : 9781107515246
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 576 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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