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About Hans Peter Schmitz

Hans Peter Schmitz is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Articles by Hans Peter Schmitz

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Rights-based approaches to development: from rights ‘talk’ to joint action

The rights based approach to development is increasingly popular, but more rights-based money isn’t the answer to the world’s ills. Rights-based practitioners will have to do a better job of evaluating their own efforts, helping local communities organize, and overcoming disincentives to collaboration. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Funding for Human Rights.

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