The Constituent and Instrumental Role of Human Rights in Development Policy: A case study of European Union (EU) relations with the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states

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dc.contributor.author SHEEHY, Orla en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-26T14:28:11Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-26T14:28:11Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Florence, European University Institute, 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/6906
dc.description Defence date: 16 January 2007
dc.description Supervisor: Prof. Bruno De Witte
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the impact of international human rights law on the changing trends in international development policy and practice. The subject matter is analysed through a case study of European Union development cooperation policy and its relations with the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states.1 Whilst there is a burgeoning literature on this subject, known as the nexus between human rights and development?,2 the discovery of the convergence or union between human rights and development may have come of some surprise to non-jurists and to those within in the field of development. According to professionals engaged in this domain, development is usually defined and identified with economic growth, trade, capital flows and the transfer of technology.3 As Johan Galtung argues, both concepts (human rights? and development?) have evolved in distinct historical contexts, therefore, any connection or compatibility has more to do with Western history and culture than anything else.4 Furthermore, as Sano states, whilst both human rights and development were institutionalised in the global system in the post-World War II climate, both have different roots and have emerged in different contexts.5 In light of these claims, an obvious point of departure should consider what is meant by the terms development? and human rights? and briefly describe the interlinkages between these previously distinct domains. To this end, the idea of a gradual convergence of human rights and development will be introduced6 and this will be followed by a discussion of where EU development cooperation policy fits into this debate. In the remaining sections of the introductory chapter, the aims of this thesis and research questions will be outlined. A description of the methodology used, literature review and an overview of the chapters will also be presented.
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI PhD theses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Law en
dc.subject Human rights en
dc.subject Europe en
dc.subject Developing countries en
dc.subject European Union countries en
dc.subject Foreign economic relations en
dc.subject ACP-Group countries en
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- Europe
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh European Union countries -- Foreign economic relations -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh European Union countries -- Foreign economic relations -- ACP-Group countries
dc.subject.lcsh ACP-Group
dc.title The Constituent and Instrumental Role of Human Rights in Development Policy: A case study of European Union (EU) relations with the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states en
dc.type Thesis en
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