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Measuring Human Rights
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Measuring Human Rights

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-12-04
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The measurement of human rights has long been debated within the various academic disciplines that focus on human rights, as well as within the larger international community of practitioners working in the field of human rights. Written by leading experts in the field, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on how to measure human rights. Measuring Human Rights: draws explicitly on the international law of human rights to derive the content of human rights that ought to be measured contains a comprehensive methodological framework for operationalizing this human rights content into human rights measures includes separate chapters on the methods, strengths and biases of different...

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 354

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

Building on the strengths of the third edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples from around the world, and then discusses the new challenges in the area. This thoroughly revised and updated edition features: Additional contemporary case studies including the democratisation of technology and the Arab Spring; Detailed discussion of regression analysis and diffusion; More analysis of justice, inequality, and compliance; Reflection on new methods and treatments of contemporary comparative politics. Balancing reader friendly features with high quality analysis makes this popular academic text is essential reading for everyone interested in comparative politics and research methods.

Research Methods in Human Rights
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 496

Research Methods in Human Rights

Methodological discussion has largely been neglected in human rights research, with legal scholars in particular tending to address research methods and methodological reflection implicitly rather than explicitly. This book advances thinking on human rights methodology, offering instruction and guidance on the methodological options for human rights research.

Human Rights and Democracy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Human Rights and Democracy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-09-26
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

The 20th century has been described as the bloodiest in human history, but it was also the century in which people around the world embraced ideas of democracy and human rights as never before, constructing social, political and legal institutions seeking to contain human behaviour. Todd Landman offers an optimistic, yet cautionary tale of these developments, drawing on the literature, from politics, international relations and international law. He celebrates the global turn from tyranny and violence towards democracy and rights but also warns of the precariousness of these achievements in the face of democratic setbacks and the undermining of rights commitments by many countries during the so-called 'War on Terror'.

Assessing the Quality of Democracy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights 2008
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1154

Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights 2008

  • Categories: Law

The Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights, edited by the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, is an indispensable record of the development and impact of the world s oldest binding international human rights treaty. It reviews the implementation of the Convention both by the European Court of Human Rights and in national legislation and practice. The Yearbook includes: Full text of any new protocols to the Convention as they are opened for signature, together with the state of signatures and ratifications. Full listing of Court judgments; judgments broken down by subject-matter; and extensive summaries of key judgments handed down by the Court during the year....

Insincere Commitments
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Insincere Commitments

  • Categories: Law

Paradoxically, many governments that persistently violate human rights have also ratified international human rights treaties that empower their citizens to file grievances against them at the United Nations. Therefore, citizens in rights-repressing regimes find themselves with the potentially invaluable opportunity to challenge their government's abuses. Why would rights-violating governments ratify these treaties and thus afford their citizens this right? Can the mechanisms provided in these treaties actually help promote positive changes in human rights? Insincere Commitments uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to examine the factors contributing to commitment and compliance a...

Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology
  • Language: en

Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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State of Democracy in South Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

State of Democracy in South Asia

This report challenges the one dimensional western model of democracy and provides a dual analysis of what it has done for South Asia and what South Asia has done for democracy.

Measuring Democracy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Measuring Democracy

Although democracy is a widely held value, concrete measurement of it is elusive. Gerardo L. Munck's constructive assessment of the methods used to measure democracies promises to bring order to the debate in academia and in practice.Drawing on his years of academic research on democracy and measurement and his practical experience evaluating democratic practices for the United Nations and the Organization of American States, Munck's discussion bridges the theories of academia with practical applications. In proposing a more open and collaborative relationship between theory and action, he makes the case for reassessing how democracy is measured and encourages fundamental changes in methodology. Munck's field-tested framework for quantifying and qualifying democracy is built around two instruments he developed: the UN Development Programme's Electoral Democracy Index and a case-by-case election monitoring tool used by the OAS.Measuring Democracy offers specific, real-world lessons that scholars and practitioners can use to improve the quality and utility of data about democracy.