RESEARCH CHAIR: DATA ARCHIVING AND ANALYSIS
BA Penn, MA
Georgetown, MA Colorado, PhD Essex
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
- Room: 5.409
- Telephone (external): (+44) 01206 872129
- Telephone (internal): 2129
- e-mail: todd [at] essex.ac.uk
- Departmental webpage
Todd Landman's research interests include measurement and analysis of contemporary human rights problems, including the application of quantitative methods to the study of truth commissions and transitional justice issues. He is the author of Studying Human Rights (Routledge 2006), Protecting Human Rights: A Comparative Study (Georgetown University Press, 2005), and Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (Routledge 2000, 2003, 2008). He is Co-author of Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis (Oxford University Press 1997, 2000), Governing Latin America (Polity 2003), and Measuring Human Rights (Routledge 2009). He is editor of Human Rights, Volumes I-IV (Sage 2009), and co-editor of The Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics (Sage 2009) and Real Social Science (Cambridge forthcoming). He has published articles in The British Journal of Political Science; International Studies Quarterly; Political Studies; Electoral Studies; Democratization; Human Rights Quarterly. He works as an international consultant in the areas of development, democracy, and human rights.Recent Publications in Transitional Justice or related fields;
Todd Landman (2013) Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals, London: Bloomsbury; available from September as an open access document. In addition to the general themes of the book, there is a chapter on Truth and Justice.
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. This book is a start of the art collection of essays on events-based data for human rights work and draws on truth commissions around the world.
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, 27-47. This chapter uses the work of truth commissions as the basis for a discussion of narrative analysis and an Aristotelian approach to social science research.Other work in Transitional Justice or related fields;
Professor Landman is undertaking new research with Dr Tom Scotto (Government) and Jason Reiffler (Politics, Exeter) on framing human rights narratives using experimental methods in the EssexLab facility. The research is based on the recent trial of General Rios Montt in Guatemala and is complemented with two additional sources of data: mechanical turk generated responses and a large scale survey instrument.