Sophisticated Constructivism in Human Rights Compliance Theory

  title={Sophisticated Constructivism in Human Rights Compliance Theory},
  author={Elizabeth Stubbins Bates},
In recent decades, there has been an increase in the volume and sophistication of works on compliance theory in international law in general, and in human rights in particular. This body of work is interdisciplinary, influenced by political science and international relations in substance and method. The typology of compliance theories, once formed of several separate strands, coalesced into two dueling perspectives. These were broadly characterised by rational choice approaches, focused on… CONTINUE READING