A cutting-edge textbook analysing where and why human rights are violated. Adopting a unique empirical approach, The Politics of Human Rights provides a different slant to the theoretical approaches of other texts and directly challenges many of the previously unquestioned assumptions concerning human rights.
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'This is the first true human rights textbook. It is comprehensive, has a consistent voice, and introduces students to quantitative approaches to the global, comparative study of human rights. Chapters conclude with suggestions for further reading, relevant websites and films - all with valuable annotations by the authors.' David Cingranelli, Binghamton University, SUNY
'Carey, Gibney and Poe explain clearly and accessibly how human rights work, grounding their argument solidly in empirical research. This book provides a valuable resource for readers seeking to deepen their understanding of this crucially important subject.' Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh
'The Politics of Human Rights is an innovative, challenging and truly social-scientific treatment of the topic. It is the full tour, from philosophical origins to the post-violation cleanup, replete with examples and, adding to its appeal, complete with an informed guide to relevant films.' Neil J. Mitchell, University of Aberdeen
Sabine C. Carey is Associate Professor and Reader in Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham and the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.
Mark Gibney is Belk Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.
Steven C. Poe was Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas.
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