This issue of the IDS Bulletin, edited by (and with an introductory article by) Pettit and Wheeler, responds to the enthusiasm for “rights-based approaches” to development by looking for the deeper analysis and empirical evidence needed to clarify and justify such approaches. Fifteen articles address various aspects of the debate; brief summaries and author details are also provided.


Pettit, J.; Wheeler, J. Developing rights? IDS Bulletin (2005) 36 (1) 142 pp.

Developing rights?

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