James Ron, PhD, is a political sociologist at Azimuth Social Research, a research and evaluation consulting firm.Espanol |
Who thinks human rights are respected in the United States, and why does it matter?
Based on a representative sample, researchers found that respondents’ assessment of current human and civil rights conditions was strongly correlated with their ...
Jews and Muslims in America could find unity through a common adversary
Homegrown nativists in the U.S. dislike both Jews and Muslims, which could help both groups work toward mutual understanding.
To protect human rights abroad, preach to Trump voters
Religious leaders can help convince the most ethnocentric and authoritarian American voters to oppose Washington’s backing of abusive dictators.
No, Americans don’t support airstrikes that kill civilians, even when they target terrorists
Polls that show Americans support airstrikes against suspected terrorists ignore some very large caveats.
Why countries should welcome, not fear, foreign funding of NGOs
A new law in Israel seeks to stigmatize NGOs that receive foreign funding—but evidence suggests that countries should welcome rather than fear the foreign funding ...
Survey: most believe women’s rights are human rights
Have feminists made traction in campaigning that “women’s rights are human rights?" We interviewed thousands of people to find out.
Ordinary people will pay for rights. We asked them
New research suggests that if human rights organizations use evidence-based fundraising strategies, the public will donate.
Human rights groups are secretly US agents. True or false?
For rights activists, Trump’s victory is a dark cloud with one silver lining. For the next four years, human rights groups will be inoculated against accusations ...
What drives the crackdown on NGOs, and how can it be stopped?
Foreign aid is always political, and elevates the risk of a government crackdown on NGOs.
Internationalizing human rights organizations – why, how, and at what cost?
The openGlobalRights editors introduce this week's debate.
Introducing openGlobalRights’ newest debate: Religion and human rights
Our guest editors give a daily update of this week's theme.
Universal values, foreign money: local human rights organizations in the Global South
Despite enjoying a fair bit of local support, local human rights organizations (LHROs) in the Global South are still largely dependent on foreign funds. To better ...
Introducing this week's theme: Funding for human rights
By: James Ron
Human rights work depends on the voluntary efforts of activists, concerned citizens, and government personnel. Big transformative ideas, however, also require organizational ...
The struggle for a truly grassroots human rights movement
Using cutting-edge human rights perception polls, the authors explore links between social class and domestic human rights movements in Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, ...