Paper $55.95 ISBN: 9781856499781 Published June 2001 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781856499774 Published June 2001 For sale in North and South America only

The Poverty of Rights

Human Rights and the Eradication of Poverty

Willem van Genugten and Camilo Perez-Bustillo

The Poverty of Rights

Willem van Genugten and Camilo Perez-Bustillo

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224 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $55.95 ISBN: 9781856499781 Published June 2001 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781856499774 Published June 2001 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Preface - Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Part 1: Citizenship, Democracy and Participation: Contemporary Challenges and New Paradigms
1. Expansion of citizenship and democratic construction - Eduardo S. Bustelo
2. Human rights: a new paradigm - Patricia Helena Massa Arzabe
3. Natural history and social history: limits and urgent priorities which condition the exercise of human rights - Juan Antonio Blanco

Part 2: The Vicious Circles of Poverty
4. Poverty and human rights in the light of the philosophy and contributions of Father Joseph Wresinski - Marco Aurelio Ugarte Ochoa
5. The promotion of economic, social and cultural rights as a formula to face poverty: the case of Panama - Maribel Gordon C.

Part 3: Indigenous Struggles against Poverty
6. Indigenous peoples and mega projects: hydroelectric dams in the land of the Pehuenches in the Highlands of the Bio Bio River, Chile. Utopias of development and human rights - Claudio Gonzalez-Parra
7. Human rights, poverty and indigenous peoples' struggles in the Americas: new directions and case studies from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua - Camilo Perez-Bustillo
8. Indigenous poverty and social mobilisation - Luiz Hernandez Navarro

Part 4: Solutions from a Human Rights Perspective
9. Poverty and social justice in Latin America: economic and social rights and the material conditions necessary to render them effective - Hector Gros Espiell
10. The right to development as a programming tool for development co-operation - Patrick van Weerelt
11. The human rights challenge to global poverty - Chris Jochnick

Conclusion: Human rights as source of inspiration and instrument for the eradication of extreme poverty: the need for an integrated economic, political and legal approach - Willem van Genugten and Camilo Perez-Bustillo
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