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From Paris to Sacaca: A Human Rights Genealogy

April 23, 2014

AbstractThe trajectory of human rights in the contemporary world is one in which ideas and cultural practices constitute each other in ways that can bedevil theorists and empirical researchers...

Conceptualizing and Measuring the Rule of Law

May 24, 2012

Abstract: We present a new framework for conceptualizing and assessing the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law in practice.

Legalizing Human Rights in Africa Workshop #6

May 7, 2010

At this workshop, Mark Goodale will be delivering a talk entitled "Human Rights in an Anthropological Key." Mark is an anthropologist who specializes in legal anthropology, human rights and culture...

The Politics of Revenue-Raising Tax Reform in Latin America

February 4, 2010

Tasha Fairfield is a Hewlett Pre-Doctoral Fellow at CDDRL and a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley.  She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Latin America,...

Poorly Governed Resource-Dependent States: Policy Options for the New Administration

March 13, 2009

Many resource dependent states have to varying degrees, failed to provide for the welfare of their own populations, could threaten global energy markets, and could pose security risks for the...

10th United Nations Association Film Festival

October 25, 2007

UNAFF, which is now completing its first decade, was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.