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Studying human rights

Author: Todd Landman
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Studying Human Rights draws on key theories and methods from the social sciences to develop a framework for the systematic study of human rights problems. It argues that solid empirical analysis of human rights problems rests on examining the observable practices from state and non-state actors that constitute human rights violations to provide plausible explanations for their occurrence and deeper understanding of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Landman
ISBN: 0415326044 9780415326049 0415326052 9780415326056
OCLC Number: 60791476
Description: x, 178 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Studying Human Rights --
The Scope of Human Rights --
The Terrain of Human Rights --
Social Theory and Human Rights --
Social Science Methods and Human Rights --
Measuring Human Rights --
Global Comparative Studies --
The Social Science of Truth Commissions --
Human Rights Impact Assessment --
Conclusion: Theory, Method and Substance in Human Rights Research.
Responsibility: Todd Landman.
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Draws on theories and methods from the social sciences to develop a framework for the systematic study of human rights problems. This book includes: an outline of the scope of human rights; the  Read more...

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`A faultless exposition of the quantitative approach to human rights inquiry...will be essential reading for those engaged in this field...it is difficult to see how this book could be improved.' - Read more...

 
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