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Political Science 328: Outside the Box

Human Rights Claims in International Politics
Cheryl Shanks
Fall 2021

Other Resources to Consider

Need more supporting evidence, or a place to start? Consider some of the following resources.

Public opinion polls

Public opinion polls

Ask for help finding additional polling data, including from other countries. 


Maps, like those for the Xinjiang Data Projectcan help uncover human rights abuses. 

Editorial cartoons

Editorial cartoons, such as those from US News, The Week, The Washington Post, or Politico, can help provide a window into reactions to public policies or what governments or individuals do. 


Photos, such as Photography 4 Humanity or Moving Walls, can be powerful evidence of human rights abuses, and bring public and media attention to otherwise overlooked problems.

Also, try searching through some of our audiovisual databases.

Oral histories

Oral histories, e.g. the Human Rights Oral History Project with interviews from Cuban dissidents, can provide individuals' stories in the context of larger movements and eras. 

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