David L. Richards

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Nationality American
Fields Political Science
Institutions University of Connecticut
Alma mater

Binghamton University
East Stroudsburg University
The College of New Jersey

Phillipsburg High School (New Jersey)
Known for CIRI Human Rights Data Project
Sonar. Music Reviews

David L. Richards is Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from The State University of New York at Binghamton.

With David Cingranelli, Richards is the co-founder and co-director of the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, which provides annual ratings of government respect for 15 human rights in 195 countries, 1981-2010. CIRI's reports and activities have been kept on its blog since spring 2011.[1]

His work on human rights has been funded multiple times by The National Science Foundation, The World Bank, GTZ, and others.[2][3]

Richards has also used his expertise on the subject of human rights to draw attention to human rights abuses worldwide. For instance, he was an outspoken advocate for the divestment of Tennessee state government funds from companies that continue to do business with the Sudanese government during the War in Darfur.[4][5]

Representative Publications[edit]

  • Richards, David L. and Benjamin Carbonetti. 2013. “Worth What We Decide: A Defense of the Right to Leisure.” International Journal of Human Rights. [6]
  • Richards, David L. 2012. "What’s in a Name? Human Rights, Human Development, and Human Dignity." WIDER Angle UNU-WIDER. December. [7]
  • Richards, David L., Mandy M. Morrill, and Mary R. Anderson. 2012. "Some Psycho-Social Correlates of US Citizen Support for Torture." Nordic Journal of Human Rights 30.1: 63-95. [8]
  • Richards, David L. and K. Chad Clay. 2012. “An Umbrella with Holes: Respect for Non-Derogable Human Rights during Declared States of Emergency, 1996-2004” Human Rights Review 13.4: 443-471. [9]
  • Cingranelli, David L. and David L. Richards. 2010. "The Cingranelli and Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Data Project." Human Rights Quarterly 32.2: 401-424.[10]
  • Richards, David L. and Ronald D. Gelleny. 2007. "Good Things to Those Who Wait? National Elections and Respect for Human Rights" Journal of Peace Research 44.4: 505-523.[11]
  • Richards, David L. and Ronald D. Gelleny. 2007. "Women's Status and Economic Globalization" International Studies Quarterly 51.4: 855-876.[12]
  • Richards, David L., Ronald Gelleny, and David Sacko. 2001. "Money With A Mean Streak? Foreign Economic Penetration and Government Respect for Human Rights in Developing Countries." International Studies Quarterly 45.2: 219-239.[13]
  • Cingranelli, David L., and David L. Richards. 1999. "Measuring the Pattern, Level, and Sequence of Government Respect for Human Rights,” International Studies Quarterly 43: 407-417.[14]


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