The Contracting Roots of Human Rights

  title={The Contracting Roots of Human Rights},
  author={Michael Mousseau and Demet Yalcin Mousseau},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={327 - 344}
There is a broad consensus that democracy and economic development are among the key factors that promote better human rights practices in nations, but there is little agreement on how this happens. This article reports evidence that human rights, democracy, and development may all be at least partially explained by a fourth factor: market-contracting. Studies in economic history and sociology have established that in developing countries many exchanges of goods and services occur within social… 
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  • M. Mousseau
  • Political Science
    International Security
  • 2009
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