Human Rights

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy

December 1999

The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the...

Political Liberalism Abroad

January 2007

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on January 19, 2007.Excerpt from pages 2 through 3 of Michael Blake's "Political Liberalism Abroad": Whereas Rawls himself emphasizes...

Applying the Odious Debts Doctrine while Preserving Legitimate Lending

June 2006

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on November 3, 2006.

U.S. Foreign Policy and Chechnya

December 2003

Chechnya has been and remains one of the greatest stains in Russia's efforts to move toward a more open and democratic system .

The (Too-Low but) Rising Quality of Democracy in Brazil and Chile

December 2003

There is a reading of democracy in both these countries that is not optimistic.

On Democratic Equality

December 2003

Equality points to one of the critical dimensions along which the quality of democracy varies.

Human Rights and Citizenship: The Emergence of Human Rights Education

August 2004

A recurring theme in the sociology of education is that schooling produces citizenship or a sense of membership in the nation-state.

How democracy affects growth

December 2001

This paper introduces a new methodology to examine the empirical relationshipbetween democracy and economic growth.

Moving Up Out of Poverty: What Does Democracy Have to Do With It?

August 2004

Morally and analytically, there is no more vexing phenomenon than the persistence of mass poverty.

Equality and Difference: Regional Courts and Women's Human Rights

September 2004

Women's human rights lie at the intersection of two intellectual and political movements: gender equality, and multiculturalism.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Sovereignty Relinquished: Explaining Commitment to the International Human Rights Covenants, 1966-1999

September 2004

Countries that ratify human rights treaties voluntarily compromise their sovereignty by subjecting their behavior to externally imposed limits and scrutiny.

Values in the EU Constitution: The External Dimension

December 2004

In 1995 the Commission argued that "the European Union has gradually come to define itself in terms of the promotion of [human] rights and democratic freedoms."1 Over the last decade, the...

World-Wide Expansion of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, The

December 2005

The authors examine the global expansion of higher educational enrollments over the 20th century. Rates of growth accelerated in virtually all countries after 1960.

When All Else Fails: International Adjudication of Human Rights Abuse Claims, 1976-1999

January 2005

Although interest among sociologists in the consolidation and expansion of an international human rights regime has grown in recent years, little attention is accorded the formal procedures that...

From Citizen to Person? Rethinking Education as Incorporation

April 2006

Comparative educational research has influenced the development of the world society perspective as surely as the world society perspective has shaped research directions in comparative education....

Defining and Founding Civil Liberty

May 2006

In order to facilitate a subsequent operationalization of civil liberty, the paper attempts to define and ground civil liberty on the basis of liberal political philosophy/theory as this tradition...

The Global Divergence of Democracies

December 2001

Drawn from outstanding articles published in the Journal of Democracy, The Global Divergence of Democracies follows the enthusiastically received earlier volume, The Global Resurgence of Democracy...

Extra Rempublicam Nulla Justitia?

March 2006

In a world of rivalrous states whose peoples are connected ever more directly by globalization, Thomas Nagel has forcefully reasserted a classical thesis of early modern political thought: outside...

Is there a Human Right to Democracy?

June 2006

Is there a human right to democracy? My answer, in brief, is ‘no’. Five interconnected claims will play a role in my argument for this conclusion: Justice requires democracy.

Global Justice

December 2005

Address to National Convention, Democratici di Sinistra, December 3, 2005, Florence His view is that war is a human catastrophe, not an exciting, noble adventure.

Minimalism About Human Rights: The Most We Can Hope For?

December 2004

Global Democracy?

December 2005

In this Article, we describe an emerging arena of global administration.

Human Rights and the Ethic of Listening

December 2005

Universal Human Rights brings new clarity to the important and highly contested concept universal human rights.

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Kristin Chandler Administrative Manager, CDDRL