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Poverty and Human Rights: Sen's 'Capability Perspective' Explored

Polly Vizard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273874
eISBN:
9780191699719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273874.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

According to Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, ‘poverty itself is a violation of numerous basic human rights’. The idea that freedom from poverty is a basic ... More


Migration Governance at the Global Level: Intergovernmental Organizations and Environmental Change-Induced Migration

Martin Geiger

in Environmental Conflicts, Migration and Governance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529202168
eISBN:
9781529209594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202168.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents insights into global migration governance and maps the management of environmentally induced migration. Focusing on the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the ... More


The SPF and the struggle for global social policy synergy

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks outwards from the ILO to demonstrate how the SPF became a rallying point for the struggle for global social policy synergy, that is, the struggle to ensure that all UN agencies, ... More


The Origins of the WFP, UNDP, and UNAIDS: A Cross-Case Probe

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines prominent organizations drawn from various issue areas and time periods: the World Food Program (1930s to 1960s), the United Nations Development Program (1950s to 1960s), and ... More


Introduction

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the volume and outlines the research question, the argument, and the methodological approach. The volume combines three broader discussions: the first one concerning ... More


Change of Guard

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes how in May 1992 the high expectations of launching many externally funded projects failed to materialize when Anil Bordia retired and ceased to steer the educational ... More


The United Nations Development Programme

Joel E. Oestreich

in Development and Human Rights: Rhetoric and Reality in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190637347
eISBN:
9780190637378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637347.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

United Nations Development Programme worked to build a rights-based approach into each of its primary programming areas but with varying success. Access to justice programs, which seek to empower ... More


Conclusion: New Ways of Pursuing Human Rights Promotion

Joel E. Oestreich

in Development and Human Rights: Rhetoric and Reality in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190637347
eISBN:
9780190637378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637347.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter revisits the two central questions posed in Chapter 1. It finds that rights-based approaches to development have created real, not rhetorical, change in the approach of the United ... More


Health and Human Rights through Development: The Right to Development, Rights-Based Approach to Development, and Sustainable Development Goals

Stephen P. Marks and Alice Han

in Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197528297
eISBN:
9780197528334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197528297.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the evolution of sustainable human development as central to health governance, drawing on international human rights norms and standards to establish a human rights-based ... More


Hard Choices

Simon Chesterman, Ian Johnstone, and David M. Malone

in Law and Practice of the United Nations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199399482
eISBN:
9780199399512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399482.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the development and human rights pillars. Development is examined through the prism of the United Nations’ development goal-setting endeavors of 2000 and of 2015. The chapter ... More


The Western Liberal Constitution’s Rise post 1989: United Nations Constitutional Assistance

Vijayashri Sripati

in Constitution-Making under UN Auspices: Fostering Dependency in Sovereign Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498024
eISBN:
9780199098378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498024.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses United Nations Constitutional Assistance’s post-1989 rise, setting the stage for Chapter 6. It traces the Constitution’s internationalization from 1950, focussing on its ... More


Interpreting Safer Communities

Jarrett Blaustein

in Speaking Truths to Power: Policy Ethnography and Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723295
eISBN:
9780191789809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723295.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This chapter introduces my ethnographic case study of the Safer Communities project in BiH by profiling the project’s institutional sponsor, UNDP, and by reviewing its origins as an offshoot of ... More


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