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2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
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ASR 271 - Human Rights Policy and Research

Semester Hours: 3
This course utilizes social scientific theory and methods of research to further our understanding of human rights norms, policies and practices. Emphasis will be placed on issues relating to the monitoring of human rights practices, documenting and reporting abuses, and evaluating policies and projects to promote human rights. The course will address the competing definitions of human rights, and the factors behind the emergence of human rights discourses. The obstacles to and opportunities for promoting adherence to human rights standards among state and non-state actors will be discussed.

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