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Globalisation, Development and Child Rights

Kailash Satyarthi (Editor) Bupinder Zutshi (Editor)

Globalization and Structural Adjustment Programmes not only reinforces greater integration in the world economy but is a veneration of the market as the only mediator of efficiency and growth. It has resulted in renunciation of the state responsibility towards the welfare of its citizens. Evidence shows that along with new opportunities, globalisation has led to marginalisation of the poorest and has enhanced inequality and economic insecurity among the poor. The impact of globalization and economic reforms is particularly significant in a diverse and plural country like India, where different communities are placed in a social hierarchy with iniquitous access to production and other assets. Reduction in the social sector services like health, education, other subsidies for poverty alleviation programmes and the introduction of user fees has strong links with the increase in child labour and school dropout rates.

The book analyses the concepts, issues and dimensions of the processes of globalization and liberalization particularly on child right violation. It examines the vulnerability in agricultural crises, displacements, human trafficking and informalisation of employment among marginalized communities. Several empirical evidences have been enunciated, linking the structural adjustment programmes with the increasing trends in child labour and school dropout rates. Finally the book highlights success stories in the field of child labour prevention and eradication as adopted by NGOs and other civil society organizations.

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About the authors

Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi, the Founder-Chairperson of Bachpan Bachao Andolan/South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude and chairperson of Global March against child labour is also the President of Global Campaign for Education and Chairman of International Center on Child Labor and Education 'Washington, D.C. A member of the high level group by UNESCO on 'Education for All', he is actively involved in several boards and Committees of various national and International Organizations. He is a recipient of several boards and Committees of various national and International Organizations. He is a recipient of several prestigious international awards including the 'Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Award', U.S.A. (2002), and the 'Aachener International Peace Prize', Germany (1994). He has been honoured by the Former US President Bill Clinton in Washington in 1995 for featuring in Kerry Kennedy's Book 'Speak Truth to Power', where his life and work features among the top 50 human rights defences in the world including Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elie Wessel, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and several others.

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Bupinder Zutshi

Bupinder Zutshi, Ph.D. is currently teaching at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal, Nehru University, New Delhi. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, he has widely published books and articles in national and international journals of repute. Among his publications the major ones include 'Education for Street Children' (UNESCO), India and 'Seeking to Bridge the Divide' (International Bureau of Education, Geneva). He has completed several research projects in the areas of trafficking, non-formal education, child labour and disabled population. Majority of his works have been sponsored by the international, national and non-governmental organizations.

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Bibliographic information

Title Globalisation, Development and Child Rights
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175412690, 9788175412699
length xii+307p., Tables; Notes; References; Index; 23cm.