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David Louis Cingranelli

David L. Cingranelli

Human rights, public policy, foreign policy

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Department of Political Science
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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David Louis Cingranelli (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1977). Professor Cingranelli's research is focused on the human rights practices of governments from a cross-national comparative perspective. He is conducting research on the measurement of human rights practices, the effect of the end of the cold war on government respect for human rights, the relationships among different types of human rights, the dissent/repression linkage, and the relationship between the human rights practices of the governments of developing countries and the amounts and types of foreign aid they receive. In 1993, he published a book titled ETHICS AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY TOWARD THE THIRD WORLD. In 1996 he edited a book titled HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

He is particularly interested in one category of human rights we might call workers' rights. Some believe that workers' rights are declining as a result of expansion of the capitalist system after the end of the cold war. He is currently conducting a study of how globalization of the world capitalist economy and democratization is affecting workers' rights around the world.

In addition to his interests in Comparative human rights practices, Cingranelli maintains a longstanding research program focused on American public policies. In the late 1970s and early 1980s his published work focused on the issue of equity and urban service delivery policies. Currently, he is collecting data for a book-length manuscript on the subject of workers' rights in America. This research project is designed to examine the development of U.S. policies towards workers using a variety of general theories that have been developed to explain variations in public policy over time and across space.

Cingranelli teaches graduate seminars titled Human Rights and World Politics, Public Policy Theory, Strategies for Policy Analysis, and American Foreign Policy. His undergraduate offerings include Ethics and American Foreign Policy, Conflicts of Rights, and Labor Politics, Policy and Law.

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Last Updated: 7/29/14