The book examines patterns of participation in human rights treaties. International relations theory is divided on what motivates states to participate in treaties, specifically human rights treaties. Instead of examining the specific motivations, this dissertation examines patterns of participation. In doing so, it attempts to match theoretical expectations of state behavior with participation. This book provides significant evidence that there are multiple motivations that lead states to participate in human rights treaties.
1. Introduction 2. Literature Review 3. Summary of Treaties 4. Data Analysis 5. Reservations and Declarations 6. High Participators 7. Conclusion. Bibliography. Appendix A - A Summary of Reservations made to Each Treaty. Appendix B - The Total Number of Treaties Participated in by Each State