Understanding social action, promoting human rights
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- ix, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
K3240 .U53 2012
- Unknown K3240 .U53 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-337) and index.
- Introduction: Social science and human rights / Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods
- The psychology of social norms and the promotion of human rights / Deborah A. Prentice
- Why can't we sell human rights like we sell soap? / Robert C. Hornik
- The reasons for compliance with law / Margaret Levi, Tom R. Tyler, and Audrey Sacks
- Can international law stop genocide when our moral intuitions fail us? / Paul Slovic and David Zionts
- Human rights : an evolutionary and behavioral perspective / Herbert Gintis
- Moral grammar and human rights : some reflections on cognitive science and enlightenment rationalism / John Mikhail
- Parochialism as a result of cognitive biases / Jonathan Baron
- Networks and politics : the case of human rights / David Lazer
- Barriers to dispute resolution : reflections on peacemaking and relationships between adversaries / Byron Bland, Brenna Powell, and Lee Ross
- The difference it makes / William F. Schulz.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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 the study 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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- Publication date
- edited by Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods.