The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights

The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights

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Alicia Ely Yamin Edited by Malcolm Langford
Cambridge University Press, 11/30/2013
EAN 9781107031913, ISBN10: 1107031915

Hardcover, 571 pages, 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

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.

1. Introduction
situating the debate Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner and Alicia Ely Yamin
Part I. Perspectives
2. Goals and rights
working together? James W. Nickel
3. The limits of human rights
the role of the MDGs Jan Vandemoortele
4. Master or servant? Development goals and human rights Mac Darrow
5. The political within the depoliticised
poverty measurement and implicit agendas in the MDGs Andrew M. Fischer
6. The economics of human rights and MDGs Milan Brahmbhatt and Otaviano Canuto
7. International development actors and human rights Siobhán McInerney-Lankford
Part II. Synergies and Conflicts in Different Goals
8. Poverty, hunger and statistical progress Thomas Pogge
9. Sexual and reproductive health, rights and MDG 5
taking stock
looking forward Alicia Ely Yamin
10. The struggle against HIV/AIDS
rights, economics and global responsibility Gorik Ooms, Rachel Hammonds and Gregg Gonsalves
11. Education and HIV/AIDS
disability rights and inclusive development Michael Ashley Stein, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo and Janet E. Lord
12. 'Slum' upgrading or 'slum' eradication? The mixed message of the MDGs Marie Huchzermeyer
13. International cooperation, MDG 8 and human rights Aldo Caliari and Mac Darrow
Part III. Framing the Post-2015 Agenda
14. What issues will (re)define the post-2015 debate? Andy Sumner and Meera Tiwari
15. Beyond the romantic violence of the MDGs
development, aid and human rights Charles Gore
16. Integrating human rights and equality
a development agenda for the future Dan Seymour
17. Global norms and national politics
the case of social protection Armando Barrientos and David Hulme
18. Monitoring MDGs
a human rights critique and alternative Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Joshua Greenstein
19. Rethinking the metrics of progress
the case of water and sanitation Malcolm Langford
20. Goals, rights and political economy
daring to break out of the liberal ideological box! Fantu Cheru
Part IV. Concluding Perspective
21. Back to the future
reconciling paradigms or development as usual? Malcolm Langford, Alicia Ely Yamin and Andy Sumner.