Between the Scylla of sovereignty and the Charybdis of human rights : the pitfalls of development in pursuit of justice
Adelman, Sam. (2008) Between the Scylla of sovereignty and the Charybdis of human rights : the pitfalls of development in pursuit of justice. Human Rights and International Legal Discourse, Volume 2 (Number 1). pp. 17-35. ISSN 1783-7014Full text not available from this repository.
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Development is a contentious concept regarded with suspicion in much of the global South. It is further complicated by its interrelationships with sovereignty and human rights. In this article is examined how development became a dirty word. Then is analysed the limitations and incoherence of the sovereign-centric conception of development and the viability of rights-based approaches as a solution to the injustices of the sovereign-centric conception. The author concludes by suggesting that impoverishment is best addressed by justice-based approaches that avoid the pitfalls of liberal cosmopolitanism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Sovereignty, Human rights, Justice|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Human Rights and International Legal Discourse|
|Official Date:||August 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 17-35|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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