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Deliberative Capacity Building through International Organizations: The Case of the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights

Milewicz, Karolina; Goodin, Robert

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Theories of deliberation, developed largely in the context of domestic politics, are becoming increasingly relevant for international politics. The recently established Universal Periodic Review (UPR) operating under the auspices of the UN’s Human Rights Council is an excellent illustration. Our analysis of responses to its reports and recommendations suggests that the deliberative processes surrounding the UPR do indeed evoke co-operative responses even from countries with poor human rights...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMilewicz, Karolina
dc.contributor.authorGoodin, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T23:11:49Z
dc.date.available2016-10-19T23:11:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0007-1234
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/109342
dc.description.abstractTheories of deliberation, developed largely in the context of domestic politics, are becoming increasingly relevant for international politics. The recently established Universal Periodic Review (UPR) operating under the auspices of the UN’s Human Rights Council is an excellent illustration. Our analysis of responses to its reports and recommendations suggests that the deliberative processes surrounding the UPR do indeed evoke co-operative responses even from countries with poor human rights records. Its highly inclusive, deliberative, repeated-play and peer-to-peer nature can serve as a model for how international organizations more generally can enhance deliberative capacity across the international system.
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Research Council Discovery Project DP120103976.
dc.format21 pages
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.rights© Cambridge University Press 2016. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0007-1234/..."Author's Pre-print on author's personal website, departmental website, social media websites, institutional repository, non-commercial subject-based repositories, such as PubMed Central, Europe PMC or arXiv" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 20/10/16).
dc.sourceBritish Journal of Political Science
dc.subjectHuman Rights
dc.subjectDeliberative Democracy
dc.titleDeliberative Capacity Building through International Organizations: The Case of the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.issued2016-04-26
local.identifier.ariespublicationu8205243xPUB942
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.cambridge.org/uk/
local.type.statusSubmitted Version
local.contributor.affiliationGoodin, R., School of Philosophy, The Australian National University
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP120103976
local.identifier.essn1469-2112
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S0007123415000708
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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