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Social Science and Human Rights

UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ACTION, PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS, Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, & Andrew K. Woods, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-57

University of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 200

24 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2011 Last revised: 8 Sep 2011

Ryan Goodman

New York University School of Law

Derek Jinks

University of Texas School of Law

Andrew Keane Woods

University of Kentucky - College of Law; University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

Date Written: August 16, 2011

Abstract

Over the last twenty years, the social scientific understanding of human behavior has taken a significant leap forward. Important advances in several fields have increased the complexity and accuracy of prevailing models of individual actors, group dynamics, and communication. Unfortunately, too few of the key insights of that scholarship have been incorporated into the theory or practice of human rights promotion. In this project, we collect research from a broad set of disciplines and analyze its implications for human rights scholarship and practice. By focusing on non-legal scholarship that touches on norm creation, diffusion, and institutionalization, we present a broad range of interdisciplinary insights relevant to human rights scholars and practitioners.

Suggested Citation

Goodman, Ryan and Jinks, Derek and Woods, Andrew Keane, Social Science and Human Rights (August 16, 2011). UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ACTION, PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS, Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, & Andrew K. Woods, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012; UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ACTION, PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS, Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, & Andrew K. Woods, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012; NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-57; University of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 200. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1910684

Ryan Goodman (Contact Author)

New York University School of Law ( email )

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Derek Jinks

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

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Andrew Keane Woods

University of Kentucky - College of Law ( email )

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University of Texas at Austin - School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States

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