Human Rights and Third World Development


The intertwining of development and human rights is the subject of the twelve essays collected by the editors. The individual authors extensively examine the commonly held belief that economic development cannot take place in Third World countries without the short term sacrifice of political liberty and demonstrate that there is considerable evidence to the contrary. Following a theoretical stage-setting that concentrates on the severe power limitations and the dependency of weak Third World states, case studies focus on such issues as state terrorism, food, the right to modernize, refugees, and support of apartheid in Latin America, the People's Republic of China, the Middle East, and Africa. Several essays concern the implementation of human rights and the role of multinational corporations and international nongovernmental organizations in protecting them. The final essay considers the international framework of government, law, and organization as a means for implementing human rights development in the Third World.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jack Donnelly
  • Ted C. Lewellen
  • Gordon L. Bowen
  • Charles D. Brockett
  • Stephen C. Thomas
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1985


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