The Right to Development in a Reconfigured Global Order: Conceptual Dynamism and South–South Cooperation

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This chapter explores the nexus of the Right to Development (RTD) as an inalienable human right within a rapidly changing global order. Originally, the RTD has been at the forefront of the developing world’s agenda, particularly for its emancipatory potential. The RTD has struggled with diverse understandings regarding what the right entails and how to secure it. Its international dimensions, in terms of its collective and individual emancipatory potential for the developing world, are frequently overlooked. This paper explores this dimension by interrogating the conceptual dynamism of the RTD and aligning it within a reconfigured world order. It argues that current reconfiguration(s) provide an opportunity to harness to fulfil all dimensions, particularly the international dimensions, of this right, taking the example of Sino-African relations as an increasingly prominent configuration.


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