Global Values in a Changing World

Artikelnummer: 9020B3779
Aantal: 1

Auteur: Sonja Zweegers, uitgever: KIT Publishers
Paperback, druk 2012 | Engels | 296 pagina's | 9789460222108

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International treaties, conventions and declarations have been developed in an attempt to establish a world in which people’s basic rights and needs are provided for. An increasing number of states have ratified and incorporated them into their national legislations. But are such norms and values truly universal? And with states no longer being the only actors that shape global developments, what can be said about the role of social contracts between state and society for shaping the agenda of international cooperation? And how do these social contracts develop in heterogeneous societies? If people themselves are the main drivers behind development, what does this imply for foreign aid? These and other questions are addressed in Global Values in a Changing World, the 2010-2011 lecture series organized by the Netherlands Chapter of the Society for International Development. This volume combines views and recommendations by international experts, academics, and activists, and analyzes the connection between internationally agreed norms, standards, goals, and common goods, and the way they can be realized in a world that is both globalized and localized.

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