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Title: Human rights and comparative politics
Author: Bouandel, Youcef
ISNI:       0000 0000 3103 647X
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1993
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The study of human rights and democracy has received a great deal of attention over recent decades. The concepts involved are still poorly understood, although there is a broad measure of agreement that they should be associated with such classic freedoms as freedom of expression and association; and there has been still less agreement about the attempts that have been made to measure democracy or human rights on a broadly cross-national basis. After a preliminary discussion, the dissertation seeks to answer the following questions: (i) Can human rights be measured? (ii) Still more so, can they be measured on a cross-national basis? (iii) Can countries be ranked on the basis of their human rights performance? (iv) What variables might be employed in a comparative analysis of this kind? (v) Is there agreement about the ranking of countries that emerges from inquiries of this kind? The dissertation examines these questions in a variety of settings and seeks, in conclusion, to establish their value within the context of comparative politics.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Democracy; Amnesty International