7PQ site
Jan 142013

Daniela HuberDaniela Huber is a researcher at the IAI working on Mediterranean issues, as well as transatlantic relations. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the Department of International Relations in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds an M.A. degree in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin. Her research interests include EU and US foreign policies in the Middle East and North Africa, democracy promotion and democratizations, the European neighborhood, and Israel/Palestine. She has worked for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Tel Aviv and Berlin and as a Carlo Schmid Fellow at the United Nations in Copenhagen.

Her recent publications include:

 Posted by on January 14, 2013
Jan 082013

Two papers from Transworld Work-Package 5 ‘Human Rights&Democracy” research team analyze the evolution of global human rights and democracy promotion politics with the goal of setting the stage for assessing how the US and the EU have impacted and adjusted to changes at the global level.

See all Transworld Working Papers.

 Posted by on January 8, 2013
Jan 072013

Transworld Working Papers No. 7

by Thomas Risse and Tanja A. Börzel

The emergence of a new model of criminal accountability and of the Responsibility to Protect norm has signaled the change within human rights policies. In addition to new actors within human rights – private actors such as rebel groups and firms – the scholarship on human rights has evolved to include quantitative studies besides previously dominant approach of comparative case studies. This paper reviews the state of the art on human rights and traces the evolution of its scholarship. Afterwards, recognizing the growing influence of the areas of limited statehood on commitment and compliance within human rights, this paper discusses the new agenda for human rights.


Jan 072013

Transworld Working Paper 06

by Nelli Babayan and Daniela Huber

Moving from insignificance to the top of global politics, democracy and human rights promotion has been expected to build on the waves of democratization and ensure rapid development and better protection of human rights. However, while some cases of human rights and democracy promotion have been marked with success – EU enlargement policy to Central and Eastern European countries – others have not lived up to the promise of successful democratization projected after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, the policy fields of human rights and democracy promotion are as congested as ever, even with newly democratized states joining in. They also becoming as contested as ever, making one wonder if this diversification is mirroring emerging multipolarity in world politics. This paper analyzes the gradual rise of human rights and democracy promotion to top issues within international affairs, paying attention to the roles of different actors, currently debated issues, and touching upon possible leadership within the highly interconnected fields of human rights and democracy promotion.