Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Paperback | December 14, 2012

EditorRyan Goodman, Derek Jinks, Andrew K. Woods

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In Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, editors Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods bring together a stellar group of contributors from across the social sciences to apply a broad yet conceptually unified array of advanced social science research concepts to thestudy of human rights and human rights law. The book focus on three key methodological and substantive areas: actors, or social and political perspectives, including behavioral economics; communication, covering linguistics, media studies, and social entrepreneurship; and groups, via organizational theory, political economy, social movements,and complexity theory. Their goal is to provide a more comprehensive and more practical theory of social action, which necessarily requires a better understanding of individuals, organizations of individuals, and the ways in which both relate to other individuals and organizations.

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In Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, editors Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods bring together a stellar group of contributors from across the social sciences to apply a broad yet conceptually unified array of advanced social science research concepts to thestudy of human rights and human rights law. The...

Ryan Goodman is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law. Derek Jinks is the Marrs McLean Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and a Senior Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 14, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods: Introduction: Social Science and Human Rights2. Deborah A. Prentice: The Psychology of Social Norms and the Promotion of Human Rights3. Robert C. Hornik: Why Can't We Sell Human Rights Like We Sell Soap?4. Margaret Levi, Tom Tyler, and Audrey Sacks: The Reasons for Compliance with Law5. Paul Slovic and David Zionts: Can International Law Stop Genocide When Our Moral Intuitions Fail Us?6. Herbert Gintis: Human Rights: An Evolutionary and Behavioral Perspective7. John Mikhail: Moral Grammar and Human Rights: Some Reflections on Cognitive Science and Enlightenment Rationalism8. Jonathan Baron: Parochialism as a Result of Cognitive Biases9. David Lazer: Networks and Politics: The Case of Human Rights10. Byron Bland, Brenna Powell and Lee Ross: Barriers to Dispute Resolution: Reflections on Peacemaking and Relationships between Adversaries11. William F. Schulz: The Difference It MakesBibliographyIndex