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What Influences Monitors’ Assessments?

Judith G. Kelley

in Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152776
eISBN:
9781400842520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152776.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyzes some of the factors that may influence how organizations assess elections. Identifying such possible biases is necessary to assess the legitimacy of the monitoring process ... More


Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Brian Greenhill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book advances the discussion of the role of Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in international politics by encouraging us to move beyond the relatively narrow—albeit very ... More


Introduction

Brian Greenhill

in Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the international relations (IR) literature on IGOs and then introduces the idea of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) serving as conduits for the ... More


Networks of Influence

Brian Greenhill

in Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the main theoretical chapter of the book. It presents a three-stage model of social influence within intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). This model suggests that (1) individual IGOs ... More


Demonstrating Diffusion

Brian Greenhill

in Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the modelling strategy used throughout the remaining empirical chapters of the book and in doing so presents a “proof-of-concept” for the IGO-based diffusion hypothesis. It ... More


State and IGO Characteristics

Brian Greenhill

in Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter aims to gain further insight into the underlying mechanisms of IGO-based diffusion by examining the role played by state and IGO-level characteristics. In doing so it tests whether more ... More


Gay Rights and Women’s Rights

Brian Greenhill

in Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter turns to the question of whether IGO-based diffusion is also apparent in the context of other types of human rights-specifically, gay rights and women’s rights. In doing so it tests the ... More


Cause or Effect?

Brian Greenhill

in Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the “homophily” argument by asking whether a causal relationship exists between membership in IGOs and convergence among their member states’ human rights practices. It does so ... More


Conclusions

Brian Greenhill

in Transmitting Rights: International Organizations and the Diffusion of Human Rights Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271633
eISBN:
9780190299316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271633.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the main findings of the preceding chapters: the IGO network provides a conduit for the diffusion of norms and practices among states; this diffusion process is relatively ... More


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