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Human Rights from Community: A Rights-Based Approach to Development

Oche Onazi


Despite its predominance, human rights discourse, for all its claims and potential to challenge deep-rooted injustice, continues to develop without significant reference to community. It is therefore no surprise that poverty, exclusion, and lack of participation continue to thrive and are symptomatic of the failings of the dominant state-and market-based human rights approaches alike. This book presents community – a fundamental source of hope, relief, support and comfort to individuals' lives in cities and villages across Africa – as a better alternative, capable of inspiring the poor and the ... More

Keywords: human rights, community, state, market, love, empathy, Nigeria, Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748654673
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oche Onazi, author
University of Dundee