Studying Human Rights
By (author) Todd Landman
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Studying Human Rights by Todd Landman
Book DescriptionThis book 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 provide deeper understanding of their meaning. Such explanations and understanding draws on the theoretical insights from rational, structural and cultural approaches in the social sciences. This book includes: * an outline of the scope of human rights * the terrain of key actors that have an impact on human rights * a summary of the social science theories, methods and measures for studying human rights * a separate treatment of global comparative studies, truth commissions, and human rights impact assessment. Studying Human Rights is the first book to use the synthesis of social sciences approaches to studying human rights and its quantitative and qualitative approach provides useful insights. This book makes a unique contribution to the existent literature on human rights and is an invaluable tool for both scholars and practitioners of this area.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415326056
(246mm x 174mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Todd Landman
Human Rights and Democracy, Paperback (September 2013)
Todd Landman offers an engaged, accessible and upbeat account of developments in democracy and human rights in the 20th and 21st century, drawing on the literature from politics, international relations and international law.
Real Social Science, Hardback (April 2012)
A new, hands-on approach to social inquiry for social scientists who wish to make a difference to policy and practice.
Human Rights, Hardback (November 2009)
This essential reference work brings together the paramount study and writings in human rights research and illustrates how the philosophy, approach and examination in typical international relations and political science have influenced key issues in IHR
Measuring Human Rights, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Todd Landman
Draws on the extant international law of human rights to derive the content of human rights that ought to be measured. This book contains a comprehensive methodological framework for operationalizing this human rights content into human rights measures. It includes also chapters on the methods, strengths and weaknesses of events-based measures.
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