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Human rights and choice in poverty [electronic resource] : food insecurity, dependency, and human rights-based development aid for the Third World rural poor / Alan G. Smith.

By: Smith, Alan G.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997Description: 1 online resource (viii, 182 p.).ISBN: 9780313388835 (electronic bk.); 0313388830 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Rural development -- Developing countries | Rural development projects -- Developing countries | Agricultural assistance -- Developing countries | Human rights -- Developing countries | Dependency | Political Science | Social Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development | Soziales Grundrecht | Menschenrecht | L�andliche Entwicklung | Entwicklungsl�anderGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Human rights and choice in poverty.DDC classification: 307.1/412/091722 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; 1. The Predicament and Its Background; 2. The Theoretical Model; 3. Poverty, Clientelistic Dependency, and the Target Group Indicator in Bangladesh, Botswana, and Tanzania; 4. The Choice Structure; 5. Conclusion: The Remedy; Selected Bibliography; Index;
Summary: This interdisciplinary study applies human rights theory to the problems of rural poverty in the Third World. Considering the interdependence of minimal food and health security with minimal assurance of basic freedoms, political scientist Alan G. Smith traces the linkage to the need of the food-insecure to seek clientelistic dependencies on better-off neighbors�Nrelationships that often operate to restrict freedom of choice. In contrast to conventional rural development aid, which can introduce new client dependency if pursued alone, Smith stresses the need to find other forms of aid that woul.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-178) and index.

This interdisciplinary study applies human rights theory to the problems of rural poverty in the Third World. Considering the interdependence of minimal food and health security with minimal assurance of basic freedoms, political scientist Alan G. Smith traces the linkage to the need of the food-insecure to seek clientelistic dependencies on better-off neighbors�Nrelationships that often operate to restrict freedom of choice. In contrast to conventional rural development aid, which can introduce new client dependency if pursued alone, Smith stresses the need to find other forms of aid that woul.

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Preface; 1. The Predicament and Its Background; 2. The Theoretical Model; 3. Poverty, Clientelistic Dependency, and the Target Group Indicator in Bangladesh, Botswana, and Tanzania; 4. The Choice Structure; 5. Conclusion: The Remedy; Selected Bibliography; Index;

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