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More doubt about human security improvement

November 15, 2012

Morning!  Check out Reed Wood‘s post at Political Violence @ a Glance on the lack of improvement in core physical integrity rights over time.

It’s not just the Political Terror Scale, either – the Physical Integrity Index from Cingranelli and Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Dataset shows the same lack of improvement over time.

Update:  Check out K. Chad Clay’s take on the issue at  The Quantitative Peace.  


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Amanda Murdie is Professor & Dean Rusk Scholar of International Relations in the Department of International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs (Stanford, 2014). Her main research interests include non-state actors, and human rights and human security.

When not blogging, Amanda enjoys hanging out with her two pre-teen daughters (as long as she can keep them away from their cell phones) and her fabulous significant other.