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Some Skeptical Comments on Beth Simmons's 'Mobilizing for Human Rights'

13 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2011  

Eric A. Posner

University of Chicago - Law School

Date Written: November 21, 2011

Abstract

These comments address some theoretical, empirical, and normative claims made by Beth Simmons in her book, Mobilizing for Human Rights. The empirical heart of the book is rigorous, but because of the shallowness of the data and the limits of the empirical methodology, the implications for human rights law are narrow and to a large extent ambiguous.

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Posner, Eric A., Some Skeptical Comments on Beth Simmons's 'Mobilizing for Human Rights' (November 21, 2011). U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 369. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1962769 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1962769

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