DUBLIN, Ireland–LAWFUEL – The International Legal Newswire – Research…

DUBLIN, Ireland–LAWFUEL – The International Legal Newswire – Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c59977) has announced the addition of “International Law and Society” to their offering.

Scholars of international human rights law are largely unfamiliar with law and society scholarship, while the study of international human rights has remained at the margins of the law and society movement. International Law and Society: Empirical Approaches to Human Rights seeks to bridge this gap by presenting the work of a growing number of academics who are adopting a range of empirical approaches to international human rights. Drawn from the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science and law, the studies featured in this volume use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze core issues of international law and human rights, such as compliance, the development of norms and the role of social movements.

Topics Covered:

Part I Human Rights Discourse and National Compliance
Do human rights treaties make a difference, Oona A. Hathaway;
Measuring the effects of human rights treaties, Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks
Overlegalizing human rights: international relations theory and the Commonwealth
Caribbean backlash against human rights regimes, Laurence R. Helfer
The origins of international human rights regimes: democratic delegation in post-war Europe, Andrew Moravcsik
Part II Human Rights Discourse and Domestic Norms
The constitutionalization of human rights in Argentina: problem or promise? Janet Koven Levit
The justice cascade: the evolution and impact of foreign human rights trials in Latin America, Ellen Lutz and Kathryn Sikkink
Justice, accountability, and social reconstruction: an interview study of Bosnia judges and prosecutors, The Human Rights Center and the International Human Rights Law -Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Sarajevo
Complementarity in practice: the international criminal court as part of a system of multi-level global governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, William W. Burke-White
Reconciliation and revenge in post-apartheid South Africa, rethinking legal pluralism and human rights, Richard A. Wilson.
Part III Human Rights Discourse and Social Movements
International law and social movements: challenges of theorizing resistance, Balakrishnan Rajagopal
Cause lawyering in transnational perspective: national conflict and human rights in Israel/Palestine, Lisa Hajjar
The female inheritance movement in Hong Kong: theorizing the local/global interface, Sally Engle Merry and Rachel E. Stern

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