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Todd Landman

Pro-Vice Chancellor - Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of VC's Office

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Professor Todd Landman is Professor of Political Science and Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham. He is the Executive Director of the Rights Lab, a University Beacon of Excellence carrying out research on ending modern slavery. Professor Landman is responsible for leading the Faculty of Social Sciences, which has over 10,000 students and 680 staff across seven schools, including the School of Law, the School of Politics and International Relations, the School of Sociology and Social Policy, the School of Economics, the School of Geography, the School of Education, and Nottingham University Business School.

Previously, he was Professor of Government and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex. He teaches, researches, publishes, and carries out international consultancy in the areas of development, democracy and human rights. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, research monographs, textbooks, commissioned reports, handbooks, and reviews.

His international consultancy work has included projects with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Development Programme, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the European External Action Service, EUROSTAT, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UK Department for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Danish International Development Agency, and the Canadian International Development Agency.

His current work on modern slavery includes engagement with the Cabinet Office, the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UK Department for International Development , and Delta 8.7 a global platform for data and the fight against modern slavery as part of the United Nations University in New York.

Expertise Summary

The main focus of Professor Landman's research has been the systematic comparative analysis of problems in the areas of development, democracy, and human rights including quantitative and qualitative political methodology.

He is author of Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals (Bloomsbury 2013), Protecting Human Rights (Georgetown University Press 2005), Studying Human Rights (Routledge 2006), and Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (Routledge 2000, 2003, 2008); co-author of Measuring Human Rights (Routledge 2009), Assessing the Quality of Democracy (International IDEA 2008); Governing Latin America (Polity Press 2003), and Citizenship Rights and Social Movements (Oxford University Press 1997, 2000); editor of Human Rights Volumes I-IV (Sage 2009), and co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics (Sage 2009) and Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis (Cambridge University Press 2012).

He has numerous articles published in International Studies Quarterly, The British Journal of Political Science, Human Rights Quarterly, Democratization, Political Studies, The Journal of Human Rights, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Electoral Studies, Human Rights and Human Welfare, Public Law and The California Western International Law Journal.

He has carried out a large number of international consultancies in the areas of development, democracy and human rights, and is engaged in values measurement, change management, and leadership work for large organisations in the public and private sectors. He is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star (AIMC) and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA).

Teaching Summary

The main focus of Professor Landman's research has been the systematic comparative analysis of problems in the areas of development, democracy, and human rights including quantitative and qualitative… read more

Research Summary

The politics of development democracy and human rights. Quantitative analysis of observational, survey, and experimental data on human rights problems. Analysing framing effects on attitudes towards… read more

Recent Publications

Executive leadership for the schools within the Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Business School
  • Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology and Social Policy

The main focus of Professor Landman's research has been the systematic comparative analysis of problems in the areas of development, democracy, and human rights including quantitative and qualitative political methodology.

He is author of Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals (Bloomsbury 2013), Protecting Human Rights (Georgetown University Press 2005), Studying Human Rights (Routledge 2006), and Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (Routledge 2000, 2003, 2008); co-author of Measuring Human Rights (Routledge 2009), Assessing the Quality of Democracy (International IDEA 2008); Governing Latin America (Polity Press 2003), and Citizenship Rights and Social Movements (Oxford University Press 1997, 2000); editor of Human Rights Volumes I-IV (Sage 2009), and co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics (Sage 2009) and Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis (Cambridge University Press 2012).

He has numerous articles published in International Studies Quarterly, The British Journal of Political Science, Human Rights Quarterly, Democratization, Political Studies, The Journal of Human Rights, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Electoral Studies, Human Rights and Human Welfare, Public Law and The California Western International Law Journal.

He has carried out a large number of international consultancies in the areas of development, democracy and human rights, and is engaged in values measurement, change management, and leadership work for large organisations in the public and private sectors. He is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star (AIMC) and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA).

Current Research

The politics of development democracy and human rights. Quantitative analysis of observational, survey, and experimental data on human rights problems. Analysing framing effects on attitudes towards genocide and international criminal justice. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Glowinkowski International on values measurement and change management in large organisations.

The main focus of Professor Landman's research has been the systematic comparative analysis of problems in the areas of development, democracy, and human rights including quantitative and qualitative political methodology.

He is author of Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals (Bloomsbury 2013), Protecting Human Rights (Georgetown University Press 2005), Studying Human Rights (Routledge 2006), and Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (Routledge 2000, 2003, 2008); co-author of Measuring Human Rights (Routledge 2009), Assessing the Quality of Democracy (International IDEA 2008); Governing Latin America (Polity Press 2003), and Citizenship Rights and Social Movements (Oxford University Press 1997, 2000); editor of Human Rights Volumes I-IV (Sage 2009), and co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics (Sage 2009) and Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis (Cambridge University Press 2012).

He has numerous articles published in International Studies Quarterly, The British Journal of Political Science, Human Rights Quarterly, Democratization, Political Studies, The Journal of Human Rights, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Electoral Studies, Human Rights and Human Welfare, Public Law and The California Western International Law Journal.

He has carried out a large number of international consultancies in the areas of development, democracy and human rights, and is engaged in values measurement, change management, and leadership work for large organisations in the public and private sectors. He is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star (AIMC) and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA).

Past Research

Comparative methods, measuring human rights, international human rights regime compliance. Democratic performance, economic development and democracy, citizenship rights and social movements.

Future Research

The empirical relationship between and among inequality, democracy and human rights using theories of oligarchy.

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