Thursday, July 1, 2010

Human Rights Section Best Book Award Winners (APSA)


The Section on Human Rights of the American Political Science Association was established to encourage scholarship and facilitate exchange of data and research findings on all components of human rights (e.g., civil, political, economic, social, cultural, environmental), their relationship, determinants and consequences of human rights policies, structure and influence of human rights organizations, development, implementation, impact on international conventions, and changes in the international human rights regime.

Human Rights Section Award Winners
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Best Book Award is given for the best single-authored, multi-authored or edited volume on human rights by a political scientist and published in the previous two years.

2009 Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Emory University
Hidden in Plain Sight: the Tragedy of Children’s Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate
(Princeton University Press, 2008)
2008 Darius Rejail, Reed College.
Torture and Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2007)
2007 Stephen Hopgood, University of London.
Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International (Cornell University Press, 2006)
2006 Eric Stover, University of California, Berkeley.
The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in The Hague (University of Pennsylvania
Press, 2005).
2004 Rhoda E. Howard-Hassman, Wilfred Laurier University.
Compassionate Canadians: Civic Leaders Discuss Human Rights (University of Toronto Press,
2003)
2003 Richard Pierre Claude, University of Maryland.
Science in the Service of Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002)

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