Human Rights

Human Rights Expert

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

Dr Todd Landman  is internationally renowned for his work on the measurement and analysis of human rights and his engagement with a wide range of international governmental and non-governmental organisations in over 39 countries delivering training sessions, evaluations, and capacity building, particularly in the areas of statistics, measurement frameworks and impact assessment.

He has worked for the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the Danish Human Rights Institute, The Norwegian Human Rights Centre, the Inter-European Consortium for Human Rights, the United Nations Development Programme, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the UK Department for International Development, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the International Centre for Transitional Justice, Minority Rights Group International, European Human Consultancy, the German Development Institute, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, and Amnesty International.

He has a new podcast series entitled The Rights Track, which is funded by the Nuffield Foundation and features world experts conducting systematic empirical studies of human rights problems. He is part of the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area at the University of Nottingham. He writes for and appears in The Guardian, The Conversation, openGlobalRights, Al Jazeera, and other media outlets.

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He has worked in: Austria, Belgium, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Ireland (Republic and Northern Ireland), Italy, Japan, Kenya, Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, The Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States (and Puerto Rico).

Human Rights Publications

Books

Todd Landman (2013) Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals, London: Bloomsbury Academic. Click Human Rights and Democracy Electronic Copy for the whole books as a PDF file.

Todd Landman, William Paul Simmons, and Rhona Smith (2010) (eds) Human Rights in Our Time: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, published in Chinese, Beijing: China Legal Publishing House.

Todd Landman (2009) Human Rights (Volumes I-IV), Sage Library of International Relations, London: Sage.

Todd Landman and Edzia Carvalho (2009) Measuring Human Rights, London: Routledge.

Todd Landman (2006) Studying Human Rights, London: Routledge.

Todd Landman (2005) Protecting Human Rights: A Comparative Study, Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.

Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman (1997) Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, paperback edition 2000.

Articles

Todd Landman (2016) ‘Rigorous Morality: Norms, Values and the Comparative Politics of Human Rights,’ Human Rights Quaterly, 38 (1): 1-20.

Anita Breuer, Todd Landman and Dorothea Farquhar (2014) ‘Social Media and Protest Mobilization: Evidence from the Tunisian Revolution,’ Democratization, April: 1-29

Todd Landman (2013) ‘A Most Unlikely Case: Chile, Pinochet and the Advance of Human Rights,’ Revista Politíca, 51 (2): 37-55.

Todd Landman, David Kernohan and Anita Gohdes (2012) ‘Relativising Human Rights,’ Journal of Human Rights, 11:4, 460-485.

Todd Landman (2012) ‘Projecting Liberalism in a World of Realist States: David Forsythe and the Political Science of Human Rights’, Journal of Human Rights.

Todd Landman and Marco Larizza (2009) ‘Inequality and Human Rights: Who Controls What When and How’, International Studies Quarterly, 53 (3): 715-736.

Todd Landman (2007) ‘Imminence and Proportionality: The US and UK Response to Terrorism’, California Western International Law Journal, 28 (1): 75-106.

Todd Landman (2006) ‘Addressing the Gaps: Promise and Performance, Synthesis and Purity, Large-N and Small-N: A Response to Moore’, Human Rights and Human Welfare, 6: 99-103.

Todd Landman (2006) ‘The Scope of Human Rights: From Concepts to Measures’, Revista Iberoamericana de Derechos Humanos.

Tom Sorell and Todd Landman (2006) ‘Justifying Human Rights: The Roles of Domain, Audience and Constituency’, The Journal of Human Rights.

Todd Landman (2006) ‘Holding the Line: Human Rights Defenders in the Age of Terror’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Volume 8 : 123-147.

Todd Landman (2005) ‘The Political Science of Human Rights’, British Journal of Political Science, 33: 549-572.

Todd Landman (2004) ‘Measuring Human Rights: Principle, Practice, and Policy,’ Human Rights Quarterly, 26: 906-931.

Todd Landman (2004) ‘Pinochet’s Chile: The United States, Human Rights, and International Terrorism’, Human Rights and Human Welfare, 4: 91-99.

Todd Landman (2002) ‘Comparative Politics and Human Rights’, Human Rights Quarterly, 24: 890-923.

Todd Landman (2003) ‘Politics, Pragmatism, and Human Rights’, Human Rights and Human Welfare, 3: 27-34.

Todd Landman (2001) ‘Publish Not Punish: The Contested Truth of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission’, Human Rights and Human Welfare, 1: 1-6.

Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman (1999) ‘Individual Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Inquiry’, British Journal of Political Science, 29 (1999): 291-322.

Book Chapters

Todd Landman and Larissa Kersten (2015) ‘Measuring Human Rights,’ in Michael Goodhart (ed) Human Rights: Politics and Practice, 3rd Edition, New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Todd Landman (2015) ‘Democracy and Human Rights: Explaining Variation in the Record,’ in Joe Foweraker and Dolores Trevizo (eds) Democracy and Its Discontents in Latin America, Roman and Littlefield (forthcoming).

Todd Landman (2015) ‘Human Rights: Building Blocks for a Comparative Politics of Power,’ in Tony Spanakos and Francisco Panizza (eds) Conceptual Comparative Politics, London: Routledge, 107-125.

Todd Landman (2014) ‘Social Magic and the Temple of Human Rights: Critical Reflections on Stephen Hopgood’s Endtimes of Human Rights,’ in Doutje Lettinga and Lars van Troost (eds) Debating the Endtimes of Human Rights: Activism and Institutions in a Neo-Westphalian World, The Hague: Amnesty International, 25-32. Debating the Endtimes of Human Rights – digital version

Todd Landman (2014) ‘Social Science, Methods and Human Rights,’ in Mihr, Anja and Gibney, Mark (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Human Rights, London: Sage, Chapter 11.

Todd Landman and Anita Gohdes (2013) ‘A Matter of Convenience: Challenges of Non-Random Data in Analyzing Human Rights Violations during Conflicts in Peru and Sierra Leone’ in Taylor Seybolt, Jay Aronson and Baruch Fishoff (eds.) Counting Civilian Casualties, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.77-96.

Todd Landman (2013) ‘Measuring Human Rights’ in Michael Goodhart (ed.) Human Rights: Politics and Practice, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 363-379.

Todd Landman (2012) ‘Framing the Fight: Public Security and Human Rights in Mexico’ in George Philip and Susana Berruecos (eds) Mexico’s Struggle for Public Security: Organized Crime and State Responses, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 99-118.

Todd Landman (2012) ‘Narrative Analysis and Phronesis’ in Bent Flyvbjerg, Todd Landman, and Sanford Schram (eds) Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 27-47.

Todd Landman, (2010) ‘Violence, Democracy, and Human Rights in Latin America’, in Enrique Desmond Arias and Daniel M. Goldstein (eds)Violent Democracies in Latin America, Durham: Duke University Press, pp. 226-241.

Todd Landman, (2009) ‘Measuring Human Rights’ in Michael Goodhart (ed) Human Rights: Politics and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 47-60.

Todd Landman (2009) ‘Political Science and Human Rights’ in Rhiannon Morgan and Bryan Turner (eds) Interpreting Human Rights: Social Science Perspectives, London: Routledge, pp. 23-43.

Todd Landman (2009) ‘Social Science Methods and Human Rights’ in Coomans, H., Grünfeld, F. and Kammingo, M. (2009) (eds) Methods of Human Rights Research, Antwerp: Intersentia, 19-44.

Todd Landman (2007) ‘The United Kingdom: Terror and Counter-Terror Continuity’, in A. Brysk and G. Shafir (eds) National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies debate Counterterrorism, Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 75-91.

Todd Landman (2006) ‘Development, Democracy, and Human Rights in Latin America’ in Janet Dine and Andrew Fagan (eds) Capitalism and Human Rights, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers, 330-357.

Conference Papers

Todd Landman and Thomas Scotto (2014) ‘Framing Human Rights: Guatemala, Genocide and the Trial of Ríos Montt,’ paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington DC 28 August – 1 September 2014.

Todd Landman (2014) ‘Social Magic and the Temple of Human Rights: Critical Reflections on Stephen Hopgood’s Endtimes of Human Rights, paper prepared for a conference ‘Endtimes or Breakthrough: Human Rights in a Neo-Westphalian World,’ 7 February 2014, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, initiated by Amnesty International.

Todd Landman and Steve Glowinkowski (2013) ‘Moral Externalities: Globalisation, Human Rights and the Demand for Multinational Responsibility,’ Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, 3-6 April 2013.

Todd Landman (2013) ‘Human Rights in Afghanistan Post-2014: Their Viability in in a Changing Social and Political Setting,’ paper prepared for “Afghanistan after 2014: Ask and Task” organized by the NATO Defense College Foundation, in cooperation with the NATO Defense College and the Istituto Affari Internazionali of Rome, Palazzo de Carolis, Via Lata 3, Rome, 7-8 February 2013.

Gohdes, Anita and Landman (2012) ‘Systematic Unexplained Variance of Standards-Based Human Rights Measures,’ Paper prepared for the Workshop on ‘Comparative Observation with Numbers – A critical assessment of standards-based human rights measures’, Blankenbach, 26-27 October 2012.

Todd Landman (2011) ‘Projecting Liberalism into a Realist World: David P. Forsythe and the Political Science of Human Rights,’ Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1-4 September 2011, Seattle, Washington.

Todd Landman, Tulio Antonio-Cravo, Huw Edwards and David Kernohan (2011) ‘The Economic Geography of Human Rights’, paper prepared for the Regional Studies Association Conference, Newcastle University, 17-20 April 2011.

Todd Landman, David Kernohan and Anita Gohdes (2010) ‘Relativising Human Rights: A New System for Country Ranking,’ paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1-3 September, Washington, DC.

Todd Landman and Edzia Carvalho (2009) ‘Measuring Complexity and Change in Human Rights,’ paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1-3 September, Toronto, Canada.

Todd Landman and Marco Larizza (2006) ‘Power and Human Rights: Who Controls What When and How’ Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, 31 August to3 September.

Todd Landman (2006) ‘Democratization in the Age of Rights,’ Paper prepared for the IPSA XX World Congress “Is Democracy Working?” Fukuoka, Japan 9-14 July 2006.

Todd Landman (2004) ‘Dictatorships and Double Standards Revisited: US Foreign Policy in Chile, 1973-2000’, Paper presented at the conference on the United States and Global Human Rights, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, 11-13 November.

Todd Landman (2004) ‘Development, Democracy, and Human Rights in Latin America, 1976-2000’, Paper prepared for the 2004 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, Nevada October 7-9.

Todd Landman (2004) ‘Ratifications and Reservations: Coding the de jure Protection of Human Rights’, paper presented at SC19: Measurement Issues in the Analysis of Human Rights, a workshop at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, 1 September.

Todd Landman (2004) ‘Holding the Line: Human Rights Defenders in Comparative Perspective’, Paper presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago 2-5 September.

Todd Landman (2003) ‘Norms and Rights: A Non-Recursive Model of Human Rights Protection’ Paper presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, 27-31 August.

Todd Landman (2002) ‘Measuring Human Rights: Principle, Practice, and Policy’ paper presented at a conference on human rights and statistics, Brussels 27-29 November.

Todd Landman (2002) ‘The Evolution of the International Human Rights Regime: Political and Economic Determinants’, paper presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, 29 August – 1 September.

Todd Landman (2001) ‘Measuring Human Rights and the Impact of Human Rights Policy’, paper presented at the Conference on Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA), 19-20 November, Brussels.

Todd Landman (2001) ‘Measuring the International Human Rights Regime’, paper presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 30-September 2, San Francisco.

Reports

Todd Landman (2006) Human Rights and Social Exclusion Indicators: Concepts, Best Practices, and Methods for Implementation, report prepared for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), 57pp.

Todd Landman (2006) Indicators for Human Rights Based Approaches to Development in UNDP Programming: A Users Guide, New York and Oslo: United Nations Development Programme.

Todd Landman and Meghna Abraham (2004) Human Rights Organisation Assessment and Performance Evaluation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, 182 pp.

Todd Landman and Julia Häusermann (2003) Map-making and Analysis of the Main International Initiatives in Developing Indicators of Democracy and Good Governance, Eurostat, 95 pp.