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Child Hunger and Human Rights

International Governance

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Child Hunger and Human Rights by Clair Apodaca
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Child Hunger and Human Rights: International Governance applies the human rights theory of legal obligation to the problem of child malnutrition and investigates whether duty-bearers have fulfilled their obligations to protect, respect and provide. This book includes moral, economic, political and legal components to the research on the child's right to be free from hunger. Using two methods of investigation; the first a historical comparative method based on the systematic analysis of the content of historical materials, government documents, policy statements, state budgets, newspaper reports and other public records, and the second is statistical analysis. Apodaca investigates beyond the suffering, deformities, and deaths of children, to child malnutrition resulting in reduced physical and mental development threatening the child's life opportunities, the prospects of further generations, and the growth of the economy. Examining the connection between governmental agricultural, economic and financial policies, international donor policies, and transnational corporate voluntary codes of conduct affecting child malnutrition rates, this book will be of interest to policy-makers, activists, students and scholars of human rights, social justice, international ethics, development, international relations and law.

Author Biography

Clair Apodaca is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Florida International University, USA.
Release date Australia
March 19th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Tables, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
192
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9780415552691
Product ID
3905692

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