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This article offers an intellectual genealogy of how the concept of human rights has entered the development discourse – from the formulation of a ‘right to development’ to the rhetorical incorporation of rights within prevailing discourse, to the articulation of a ‘rights-based approach’ to development. It concludes with some propositions about the important role that a focus on rights might play in the practice of international development.

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10.1080/09614520701469617

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