Human rights from community : a rights-based approach to development /

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Author / Creator:Onazi, Oche, author.
Imprint:Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages)
Series:Studies in global justice and human rights
Studies in global justice and human rights.
Subject:Human rights -- Nigeria -- Case studies.
Community development -- Nigeria -- Case studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Community development.
Human rights.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index.
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Summary:Poverty, exclusion and lack of participation are symptomatic of state and market-based approaches to human rights. Oche Onazi uses Nigeria as a case study to show how the idea of community is a better alternative, capable of inspiring the poor and the vulnerable to organise themselves democratically and claim ownership of the processes that determine their human rights. Key Features. Shows how human rights can be better disposed to all the ramifications of development Considers both the strengths and limitations of human rights Promotes the role of community within human rights discourse Shows how the interaction between community and human rights can offer more responsive solutions to problems such as access to electricity
Other form:Print version: Onazi, Oche. Human rights from community. Edinburgh : Ediniburgh University Press, [2013] 9780748654673
Table of Contents:
  • Human rights and community: unlocking the deadlock
  • Are human rights enough?
  • Good governance as metaphor for development
  • Good governance and the marketisation of human rights
  • The good governance of electricty: Nigeria as case study
  • Reclaiming human rights: a theory of community
  • Electricty for community by community: the co-operative model
  • Conclusion: imaging a post-state human rights discourse.