Dr Todd Landman is a Professor of Government at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. He is Director of the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution.
He researches, teaches, and publishes on significant problems and methods associated with development, democracy and human rights.
He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University in 1990, an MA in Political Science from the University of Colorado in 1993, and a PhD in Government from the University of Essex in the UK in 2000.
He is primarily based at the University of Essex, but has taught on a variety of training and capacity building activities in Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Portugual, Sweden, Uganda and the United States.
His work is theory-driven empirical analysis on key topics informed by a normative concern for peace, justice, democracy, and rights.
His publications include research monographs, textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, review articles, book reveiws, working papers, conference papers, reports and ‘knowledge products’ for the wider policy community. His most popular book is Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics, which has sold over 10,000 copies and is now in its third edition.
He has published with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Georgetown University Press, University of California Press, Routledge, Sage, and Polity.
He has articles in International Studies Quarterly, The British Journal of Political Science, Human Rights Quarterly, Democratization, Political Studies, The Journal of Human Rights, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Electoral Studies, Human Rights and Human Welfare, Public Law and The California Western International Law Journal.
His current work is on the political economy of human rights and he is working on a new book for Bloomsbury Academic entitled Democrcacy and Human Rights: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals.
He is an active member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Human Rights Section, and is now on the commitee for the Gabriel Almond Award for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics.
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