On Kéba M’Baye and the Right to Development at 30

  • Eunice N. Sahle
Part of the Contemporary African Political Economy book series (CONTAPE)


With Kéba M’Baye’s ideas as its starting point, this chapter’s central concern is an exploration of the right to development thirty years after the emergence of the Declaration on the Right to Development (DRD) in 1986. The chapter discusses core elements of the DRD and highlights developments in recent decades that augur well for its objectives. Further and with a focus on principal institutional agents of development, it highlights some tensions that have marked their adoption of the language of rights in their development discourses. In addition, the chapter discusses the implications of rise of acts of terrorism and responses to them by states on the right to development.


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  • Eunice N. Sahle
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  1. 1.University of North Carolina Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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