Chapter 1: Introduction to A Research Agenda for Human Rights: Generations of human rights scholarship
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This volume will will map the historic trajectory of scholarship on the international rights regime, the emergence of new areas of inquiry, and suggest alternative methods and perspectives. From the standpoint of history, law, politics, and policy, the essays employ approaches that range from linguistic analysis to case studies, databases, and process tracing to examine issues of humanitarianism, justice, freedom, discrimination, and social rights. We conclude that a research agenda for human rights must be centered on questions of governance, responsibility, interdependence, and inequality.