exploring the role and transformative potental of human rightsThis doctoral dissertation investigates the interplay between human rights and development. It explores the role of human rights (as standards, as principles, as rhetoric) and their transformative potential in terms of challenging the status quo in favour of marginalized rights-holders. The study contains an analysis of the role of human rights in three food-related interventions in Malawi representing different approaches to development and food security: a charity-based approach; a rights-based approach; and a legal human rights approach.

About the Author

Alessandra Sarelin is a post-doctoral researcher at Åbo Akademi University.