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Contentious Compliance

Date of Publication: 
2019

Argues human rights treaties affect rights violations and popular dissent actions like protest

Uses formal economic models to predict effects, which is rare in studies of either rights violations or international law

Offers new findings: 1)human rights treaties alter government violations for the better and 2) treaties affect repression and dissent activities

Author: 
Courtenay R. Conrad and Emily Hencken Ritter
Discipline: