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Title Research methods in human rights [electronic resource] : a handbook / edited by Bård A. Andreassen and Siobhán McInerney-Lankford.

Published Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, ©2017.


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Physical description 1 online resource (496 p.) ; cm.
Notes Contributors include: B.A. Andreassen, H. Bondevik, I. Bostad, R. Burke, A.-L. Chané, S. Engle Merry, L. Ferguson, A. Hellum, S.L.B. Jensen, D. Kacinksi, M. Langford, T.M. Martin, S. McInerney-Lankford, D. Petrova, H.-O. Sano, M. Satterthwaite, M. Scehinin, A. Scharma, K. Shields, G. Ulrich, S. Walker.
Includes index.
Contents Contents: 1. Human rights research method / Bård A. Andreassen, Siobhán McInerney-Lankford and Hans-Otto Sano -- Part I Human rights research methods inside disciplines -- 2. The art and science of interpretation in human rights law / Martin Scheinin -- 3. Legal methodologies and human rights research : challenges and opportunities / Siobhán McInerney-Lankford -- 4. Core principles in argumentation and understanding : hermeneutics and human rights / Hilde Bondevik and Inga Bostad -- 5. Economics and human rights / Edward Anderson -- 6. From the normative to the transnational : methods in the study of human rights history / Steven L.B. Jensen and Roland Burke -- 7. The potential of ethnographic methods for human rights research / Sally Engle Merry -- Part II Human rights research methods across disciplines -- 8. Interdisciplinarity and multimethod research / Malcolm Langford -- 9. Research ethics for human rights researchers / George Ulrich -- 10. Comparative analyses of human rights performance / Bård A. Andreassen -- 11. Inside the organization. : methods of researching human rights and organizational dynamics / Hans-Otto Sano and Tomas Max Martin -- 12. Quantitative methods in advocacy-oriented human rights research / Margaret Satterthwaite and Daniel Kacinski -- 13. Challenges of human rights measurement / Simon Walker -- 14. Methods of monitoring the right to food / Kirsteen Shields -- 15. Social network analysis in human rights research / Anna-Luise Chané and Arjun Sharma -- 16. Researching discrimination / Dimitrina Petrova -- 17. Assessing work at the intersection of health and human rights : why? how? and who? / Laura Ferguson -- 18. Studying (how to study) human rights in plural legal contexts : an exploration of plural water laws in Zimbabwe 466 / Anne Hellum -- Index.
Summary Methodological discussion has largely been neglected in human rights research, with legal scholars in particular tending to address research methods and methodological reflection implicitly rather than explicitly. This book advances thinking on human rights methodology, offering instruction and guidance on the methodological approaches to human rights research. Seeking to bridge the methodological deficit often compounded by the interdisciplinary nature of human rights research, contributions by leading scholars in a range of evolving fields, provide an up-to-date assessment of human rights methods. The various chapters apply these methods to different substantive areas including discrimination, the right to food, the right to water, public health and gender. This book gives a comprehensive treatment of disciplinary approaches, discusses methodological options and provides advice on how best to conduct human rights research in the crossroads of different academic disciplines. Accessible and engaging, this book will be of keen interest to students and scholars working in human rights research, both those approaching it from a legal standpoint and those of other social science disciplines. Both practical and timely, the book will also lend itself to human rights practitioners and policy-makers.
Other author Andreassen, Bård-Anders.
McInerney-Lankford, Siobhán Alice, 1974-
Edward Elgar Publishing.
Subject Human rights -- Research -- Methodology.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781785367793 (e-book)

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