Measuring Complexity and Change in Human Rights

Todd Landman, Edzia Carvalho

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

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    Abstract

    Empirical research in human rights has made enormous strides over the last three decades not only in the breadth and depth of human rights that are examined but also in the sophistication and array of the methods used in these studies. A review of these methods reveals the perennial struggle of researchers in the social sciences to develop and use valid and reliable measures. Moreover, human rights are specially bounded by a constellation of concepts that further complicate measurement – distinctions between process and outcome, principles and standards, rights and obligations, violation and protection, etc. In their previous work, the authors have proposed human rights measurement frameworks based on accepted international principles and standards. The authors will use these frameworks as guides to map the issues of measurement that human rights research has addressed since the last 1980s and to highlight the avenues for further enquiries in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCommittee on Concepts and Methods
    Number of pages34
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NamePolitical Concepts - Committee on Concepts and Methods Working Paper Series
    PublisherCommittee on Concepts and Methods
    No.39

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Book
    • 1 Commissioned report

    Measuring Human Rights

    Landman, T. & Carvalho, E., 2010, Routledge. 176 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Integrating Quantitative Methods in International Relations Teaching

    Edzia Carvalho (Participant)

    26 Aug 201327 Aug 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Essex Conference on Critical Political Theory

    Edzia Carvalho (Speaker)

    2010

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    American Political Science Association annual conference

    Edzia Carvalho (Speaker)

    2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Cite this

    Landman, T., & Carvalho, E. (2009). Measuring Complexity and Change in Human Rights. (Political Concepts - Committee on Concepts and Methods Working Paper Series; No. 39). Committee on Concepts and Methods. http://www.concepts-methods.org/WorkingPapers/PoliticalConcepts