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Early-Modern Rights Regimes: A Genealogy of Revolutionary Rights

January 2017

Most histories of early-modern rights focus on particular concepts of rights: for instance, notions of subjective vs.

Is There a “Modern” Natural Law Theory? Notes on the History of Human Rights

December 2016

Human rights are a complex concept with distinct parts, whose histories are often independent from one another.

Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History)

December 2016

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

Sources of variation in under-5 mortality across sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial analysis

October 2016

The ongoing decline in under-5 mortality ranks among the most significant public and population health successes of the past 30 years.

"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

Uranium Africain, une histoire globale

April 2016

This is a 2016 French translation of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (2012), translated by Charlotte Nordmann and part of the series "L'Univers Historique."

The Aborigine Constituencies in the Taiwanese Legislature

November 2015

The Republic of China on Taiwan has long reserved legislative seats for its indigenous minority, the yuanzhumin.

The U.S. Position on the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Obligations

March 2015

The paper argues that the United States should abandon an increasingly untenable position on the extraterritorial application of certain human rights treaty norms.

Crossing Heaven's Border

February 2015

From 2007 to 2011 South Korean filmmaker and newspaper reporter Hark Joon Lee lived among North Korean defectors in China, filming an award-winning documentary on their struggles.

People with Disabilities in a Changing North Korea

March 2014

"People with Disabilities in a Changing North Korea" details the situation that people with disabilities face in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK).

State Strategies in Multi-Ethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc

February 2013

Abstract After the collapse of the Soviet bloc, its twenty-seven successor states were charged with devising policies with respect to their ethnic minorities.

All Human Rights for All: Vienna Manual on Human Rights

December 2012

Whither Russia? Autocracy Is Here for Now, but Is It Here to Stay?

December 2012

Judging from some of the titles of recent books on Russia—for example, Richard Sakwa's The Crisis of Russian Democracy, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova's Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism inside...

Regional Perspectives on Human Rights: The USSR and Russia, Part Two

October 2012

Since 1991, there have been two major phases in Russian history, corresponding roughly to the decades of the 1990s and the 2000s.  Under President Boris Yeltsin (1991-1999), Russia attempted a...

Regional Perspectives on Human Rights: The USSR and Russia, Part One

October 2012

The Soviet Union advocated a conception of human rights different from the notion of rights prevalent in the West.

Indigenous Policy Review in Brazil: Ideologies, Rights, and Perspectives

July 2012

This is an analysis of the evolution of political actions and legal instruments imposed on indigenous peoples in Brazil since pre-colonization in the fifteenth century.

Indigenous Knowledge and the Rule of Law: Reflections from Brazil

July 2012

In this paper, two sets of emblematic, policy-inflected cases from the past two decades (the 1990s and 2000s)­––one involving sustainable development projects and the other, agricultural crop...

Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

June 2012

This book originated in a conference on "Liberation Technology in Authoritarian Regimes" held at Stanford University in Oct.

Dueling incentives : Sexual violence in Liberia and the politics of human rights advocacy

May 2012

Abstract Transnational advocacy organizations are influential actors in the international politics of human rights.

India 1960-2010: Structural change, the rural non-farm sector, and the prospects for agriculture

May 2012

This paper looks at past and likely future agricultural growth and rural poverty reduction in the context of the overall Indian economy.

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade

March 2012

From MIT University Press Abstract:   "Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Historicism, Theory, and Method

December 2011

Contention and Trust in Cities and States explores cities and nation-states throughout history and around the world, bringing together the research of top scholars.

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

December 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy.

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
Robert King Visiting Scholar at APARC