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Improving Human Rights

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The first comprehensive statistical analysis of human rights attainments and improvements over time, this book seeks to answer the question, Why do some countries better observe human rights than others, and what can be done to advance the cause of human rights around the world? Haas's data support his argument that economic sanctions against countries that violate human rights are likely to be counterproductive. When information flows more freely and economies are more pluralistic, competing political parties ...

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Overview

The first comprehensive statistical analysis of human rights attainments and improvements over time, this book seeks to answer the question, Why do some countries better observe human rights than others, and what can be done to advance the cause of human rights around the world? Haas's data support his argument that economic sanctions against countries that violate human rights are likely to be counterproductive. When information flows more freely and economies are more pluralistic, competing political parties emerge, and basic human rights are increasingly respected. When liberal democracies have sufficient prosperity to adopt welfare state policies, women's rights are most likely to advance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275943523
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/1994
  • Pages: 266
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL HAAS is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Typologies 1
2 Theories 17
3 Variables 31
4 Dimensions 53
5 Changes 67
6 Relationships 73
7 Conclusion 93
Appendix A International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 103
Appendix B International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights 117
Appendix C Figures and Tables 125
References 233
Index 249
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