A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India
- PUBLISHED: January 2020
- SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies, Law
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 192 Pages, 6 x 9 in
- ISBN: 9780774860314
Over the last twenty years, India has enacted legislation to turn development goals such as food security, primary education, and employment into legal rights for its citizens. But enacting laws is different from implementing them. A Human‑Rights Based Approach to Development in India examines a diverse range of human development issues over a period of rapid economic growth in India. Demonstrating why institutional and economic development is synonymous, this volume details the many obstacles hindering development. This book ultimately asks whether India’s approach to development is working and whether its right to develop is at odds with its international commitments.
Authors & Contributors
Moshe Hirsch is the Von Hofmannsthal Professor of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ashok Kotwal is professor emeritus of economics in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. Bharat Ramaswami is professor of economics at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.