Frihed, lighed og rettigheder

Emilie Lykke, Stephanie Holst Nielsen & Amalie Georg Smistrup

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The project takes an interest in the gap between the ideal of the rights-based approach to development and the realisation of the principles inherent in the approach. The project specifically aims at investigating the potential of the Brazilian City Statute of 2001 to contribute to a reduction of inequality by identifying the challenges facing the implementation. The investigation is conducted as a case study of the measures set forth in the City Statute as they are implemented in the city slum of Brazil; the favelas. Theoretically the project draws inspiration from the pragmatic/instrumentalist approach to the study of rights and uses the concepts set forth in the capability approach of Amartya Sen as analytical tools. The project concludes that the City Statute theoretically has potential to contribute to a reduction of social inequality. However, the project finds that there are significant social problem to overcome before the principles inherent in the City Statute can actually be realised.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato24 jun. 2014
VejledereHenrik Søborg


  • Social function of property, rettigheder, social ulighed, Brasilien, by-vedtægter, Amartya Sen, pragmatisme