The millennium development goals and human rights : past, present and future / edited by Malcolm Langford, University of Oslo, Andy Sumner, King's College London, Alicia Ely Yamin, Harvard University.
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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.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : Situating the debate / Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner, Alicia Ely Yamin PERSPECTIVES: Goals and rights : working together? / James W. Nickel The limits of the MDGs' design : six caveats for human rights / Jan Vandemoortele Master or servant? : development goals and human rights / Mac Darrow The political within the de-politicised : poverty measurement and implicit agendas in the MDGs / Andrew M. Fischer The economics of human rights and MDGs / Milan Brahmbhatt, Otaviano Canuto International development actors and human rights / Siobhán McInerney-Lankford SYNERGIES AND CONFLICTS IN DIFFERENT GOALS: Poverty, hunger, and cosmetic progress / Thomas Pogge Sexual and reproductive health, rights, and MDG 5 : taking stock, looking forward / Alicia Ely Yamin The struggle against HIV/AIDS : rights, economics, and global responsibility / Gorik Ooms, Rachel Hammonds, Gregg Gonsalves Education and HIV/AIDS : disability rights and inclusive development / Michael Ashley Stein, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Janet E. Lord 'Slum' upgrading or 'slum' eradication? : the mixed message of the MDGs / Marie Huchzermeyer International cooperation, MDG 8, and human rights / Aldo Caliari, Mac Darrow. FRAMING THE POST-2015 AGENDA: What issues will (re)define the post-2015 debate? / Andy Sumner, Meera Tiwari Beyond the romantic violence of the MDGs : development, aid, and human rights / Charles Gore Integrating human rights and equality : a development agenda for the future / Dan Seymour Global norms and national politics : the case of social protection / Armando Barrientos, David Hulme Monitoring MDGs : a human rights critique and alternative / Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Joshua Greenstein Rethinking the metrics of progress : the case of water and sanitation / Malcolm Langford Goals, rights, and political economy : daring to break out of the liberal ideological box! / Fantu Cheru Civil and political rights and the post-2015 agenda : once more unto the breach / Malcolm Langford CONCLUDING PERSPECTIVE: Back to the future : reconciling paradigms or development as usual? / Malcolm Langford, Alicia Ely Yamin, Andy Sumner.