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Title The poverty of rights : human rights and the eradication of poverty / edited by Willem van Genugten and Camilo Perez-Bustillo
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave, 2001


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Description xiv, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Series CROP international studies in poverty research
CROP international studies in poverty research.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for The poverty of rights : human rights and the eradication of poverty / edited by Willem van Genugten and Camilo Perez-Bustillo. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Foreword--Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights -- Preface--Camillo Perez-Bustillo -- Part I: Citizenship, Democracy and Participation: Challenges and Paradigms -- Expansion of Citizenship and Democratic Construction--Eduardo S. Bustelo -- Human Rights: A New Paradigm--Patricia Helena Massa -- Natural History and Social History: Limits and Urgent Priorities which Condition the Exercise of Human Rights--Juan Antonio Blanco -- Part II: The Vicious Circles of Poverty -- Poverty and Human Rights in Light of the Philosophy and Contributions of Father Joseph Wresinski--Marco Aurelio Ugarte Ochoa -- The Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as a Formula to Face Poverty: The Case of Panama--Maribel Gordon C. -- Part III: Indigenous Struggles against Poverty -- Indigenous Peoples and Mega Projects: Hydroelectric Dams in the Land of the Pehuenches in the Highlands of the Bio Bio River--Claudio Gonzalez-Parra -- Human Rights, Poverty and Indigenous Peoples' Struggles in the Americas: New Directions and Case Studies from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua--Camillo Perez-Bustillo -- Indigenous Poverty and Social Mobilization--Luiz Hernandez Navarro -- Part IV: Solutions from a Human Rights Perspective -- Poverty and Social Justice in Latin America: Economic and Social Rights and the Material Conditions Necessary to Render them Effective--Hector Gros Espiell -- The Right to Development as a Programming Tool for Development Cooperation--Patrick van Weerelt -- The Human Rights Challenge to Global Poverty--Chris Jochnick -- Conclusion: Human Rights as a Source of Inspiration and Instrument for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty: The Need for an Integrated Economic, Political and Legal Approach--Willem van Genugten & -- Camillo Perez-Bustillo -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Distributive justice, Human rights, Poverty, Social justice, Political participation
Summary "Political leaders, social scientists and lawyers are nowadays paying more attention to two, not necessarily related, issues: concrete measures to reduce property and practical steps to respect human rights enshrined in international and national legal systems. The innovative contribution of this book is to bring together these two questions. The authors, who are mainly Latin American, are deeply aware of their continent's history of grave human rights violations on the one hand, and of great wealth coexisting with immense inequality on the other. Law, they argue, is no panacea for the intractable problem of poverty. But it can be an indispensable basis for, and complement to, social mobilization. And that, in turn, can be strengthened by certain kinds of socially engaged and critical social science. This is all the more so where economic, social and cultural rights are recognized as being just as important as the older agenda of civil and political entitlements
Vigorous advocacy of compliance with international human rights norms and explicit incorporation and actionability of such standards in national legal frameworks can then play a role in the struggle to reduce, and ultimately eradicate, global poverty and social injustice." "The contributors include lawyers and social scientists from a number of disciplines. Largely eschewing a set of country case studies, but paying particular attention to indigenous peoples and their struggles against poverty, they explore a range of important questions relating to the intersection of human rights and poverty, including the relatively new notion of the right to development."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Distributive justice.
Human rights.
Social justice.
Political participation.
Author Genugten, Willem J. M. van.
PĂ©rez-Bustillo, Camilo, 1955-
Comparative Resaerch Programme on Poverty
LC no. 00043902
ISBN 1856499774 hb
1856499782 pb