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Books


RON, J., S. GOLDEN; D. CROW; A. PANDYA. 2017. Taking Root: Human Rights & Public Opinion in the Global South. Oxford University Press.

RON, J. 2003. F rontiers & Ghettos: State Violence in Serbia & Israel. University of California Press.




Scholarly Articles


1 - CROW, D. & J. RON. (2020) “Do Global Publics View Human Rights Organizations as Handmaidens of U.S. Empire?” Political Studies Quarterly 135/1: 9-35. 2 - PANDYA, A. & J. RON 2017. “Local Resources for Local Rights? The Mumbai Fundraiser’s Dilemma.” Journal of Human Rights 16/3: 370-387. 3 - DUPUY, K., J. RON & A. PRAKASH. 2016. “Hands Off My Regime! The Backlash Against Foreign Funding to Local NGOs.” World Development. 84: 299-311. 4 - RON, J., A. PANDYA & D. CROW. 2016. “Universal Values, Foreign Money: The Political Economy of Local Human Rights Organizations.”Review of International Political Economy. 23/1: 29-64. 5 - DUPUY, K., J. RON & A. PRAKASH. 2015. “Who Survived? Ethiopia’s Regulatory Crackdown on NGOs.” Review of International Political Economy. 22/2: 419-456. 6 - J. RON & D. CROW. 2015. “Who Trusts Local Human Rights Organizations? Evidence from Three World Regions.” Human Rights Quarterly. 37: 188–239. 7 - RON, J., D. CROW & S. GOLDEN. 2014. “Human Rights Familiarity and Socio-Economic Status: A Four Country Study." Sur: International Journal of Human Rights. 11/20: 335-351. 8 - HAFNER-BURTON, E. & J. RON. 2013. “The Latin Bias: Regions, the Anglo-American Media, and Human Rights.” International Studies Quarterly. 57/3: 474-491 9 - KINDORNAY, S., J. RON & C. CARPENTER. 2012. “Rights-Based Development: Implications for NGOs.” Human Rights Quarterly. 34/2: 472-506 10 - THOMS, O.N.T, J. RON & R. PARIS. 2010. “State-Level Transitional Justice Impacts: What Do We Know?” International Journal of Transitional Justice. 4/3: 329-354 11 - HAFNER-BURTON, E. & J. RON. 2009. “Seeing Double: Human Rights through Qualitative & Quantitative Eyes.” World Politics. 61/2: 360-401 12 - THOMS, O.N.T. & J. RON. 2007. “Public Health, Conflict, & Human Rights: An Agenda for Collaborative Research.” Conflict & Health. 11/1: 1-38

13 - THOMS, O.N.T. & J. RON. 2007. “Do Human Rights Violations Cause Internal Conflict?” Human Rights Quarterly. 29/3: 674-705 14 - RAMOS, H., J. RON & O. N. T. THOMS. 2007. “Shaping the Northern Media’s Human Rights Coverage, 1986-2000.” Journal of Peace Research. 44/4: 385-406

15 - HAFNER-BURTON, E. & J. RON. 2007. “Human Rights Institutions: Rhetoric & Efficacy.” Journal of Peace Research. 44/4: 379-384 16 - RON, J., H. RAMOS & K. RODGERS. 2006. “What Shapes the West’s Human Rights Focus?” Contexts. 5/3: 23-28. 17 - RON, J., H. RAMOS & K. RODGERS. 2005. “Transnational Information Politics: Human Rights NGO Reporting, 1986-2000.” International Studies Quarterly. 49/3: 557-587 18 - J. RON. 2004. “Paradigm in Distress? Primary Commodities & Civil Wars.” Journal of Conflict Resolution . 49/4: 443-450 19 - ENGLEBERT, P. & J. RON. 2004. “Primary Commodities & War: Congo-Brazzaville’s Ambivalent Resource Curse.” Comparative Politics. 37/1: 61-81. 20 - COOLEY, A. & J. RON. 2002. “NGO Scramble: Organizational Insecurity & the Political Economy of Transnational Action.” International Security. 27/1: 1-33. 21 - J. RON. 2001. “Ideology in Context: Sendero Luminoso’s Tactical Escalation.” Journal of Peace Research. 38/5: 569-592. 22 - J. RON. 2000. “Boundaries & Violence: Patterns of State Action along the Bosnia-Yugoslavia Divide.” Theory & Society. 29/5: 609-647 23 - J. RON. 2000. “Savage Restraint: Israel, Palestine, & the Dialectics of Legal Repression.” Social Problems. 47/4: 445-472. 24 - J. RON. 1997. “Varying Methods of State Violence.” International Organization. 51/2: 275-300




Edited Collections


RON, J. 2017. Journal of Human Rights (16/3). Special Journal Issue on Public Opinion Surveys and Human Rights. HAFNER-BURTON, E. & J. RON. 2007. Journal of Peace Research (44/4), Special Journal Issue on Protecting Human Rights. RON, J. 2004. Journal of Conflict Resolution (49/4), Special Journal Issue on Primary Commodities and War.




Articles in Policy Venues


1 - LAVINE, H., J. RON & R. L. WOOD (October 22, 2020). “ Why Are White Evangelicals Anti Human Rights?” Open Global Rights. Available also in Spanish. 2 - RON, J. (October 16, 2020). Civil Rights and America. On Global Leadership. 3 - RON, J. & D. GUTHRIE. (October 5, 2020). Populism and Trump’s Rhetoric of Mistrust for Multinationals. On Global Leadership. 4 - RON, J. & D. Guthrie. (September 14, 2020). Are Today’s Police Critics Anti-Capitalists? The Numbers Say No. On Global Leadership. 5 - RON, J. & H. LAVINE. (September 24, 2019). American Jews and American Muslims have a Common Antagonist. New York Times. 6 - LAVINE, H. & J. RON. (August 21, 2019). To Protect Human Rights Abroad, Preach to Trump Voters. Foreign Policy. 7 - RON, J., H. LAVINE & S. GOLDEN. (May 6, 2019). No, American’s Don’t Support Airstrikes that Kill Civilians, Even When they Target Terrorists. Washington Post. 8 - KREBS, R. & J. RON. (2018, June 7). Democracies Need a Little Help From Their Friends. Foreign Policy. 9 - KREBS, R. & J. RON. (2018, May 13). Why Countries Should Welcome, Not Fear, Foreign Funding of NGOs. Lawfare. Republished in Ynet in Hebrew on May 21 and in English on May 23; and in Open Global Rights in English on June 6. 10 - RON, J., KAIRE, J., PANDYA, A. & MARTINEZ, A. (2018, June 2014). Reducing Dependence on Foreign Aid: What Will it Take? Open Global Rights, June 14. Available also in Spanish. 11 - RON. J. (2017, November 23). Survey: Many Believe Human Rights are Women’s Rights. Open Global Rights. Available also in Spanish. 12 - CALL, C., D. CROW, & J. RON. (2017, Oct.3). Is the UN a Friend or Foe? Order from Chaos Brookings Institution blog, Washington D.C. Published in English in Open Global Rights on November 17. Available in Spanish, French and Arabic. 13 - DUPUY, K., J. RON & A. PRAKASH. (2017, July 5). “Across the Globe, Governments are Cracking Down on Civic Organizations. This is Why.” Washington Post, July 5. 14 - CROW, D., J. KAIRE & J. RON. (2017, May 4). “Monetizing the Human Rights ‘Brand.'” openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish. 15 - RON, J., D. CROW & J. KAIRE. (2017, February 15). “Ordinary People Will Pay for Rights. We Asked Them.” openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish. 16 - RON, J. & D. CROW. (2016, November 29). “Human Rights Groups are Secretly U.S. Agents. True or False?” Washington Post. Published also in openDemocracy on December 19. Available also in Spanish and Arabic. 17 - RON, J. 2016. “Earning the Trust of Human Rights Supporters.” openDemocracy. September 6. Available also in Spanish. 18 - DUPUY, K., J. RON & A. PRAKASH. (2016, April 22). “What Drives the Crackdown on NGOs, and How Can it be Stopped?”, openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish. 19 - DUPUY, K., J.RON & A. PRAKASH. (2015). Foreign Disentanglement. Stanford Social Innovation Review. 13/4: 61-62. 20 - TOUHTOU, R., J. RON & S. GOLDEN. (2015, July 28) . For Moroccan Rights Organizations, Good Reputations Aren’t Enough. openDemocracy. Available also in French & Arabic. 21 - HAITEMI, M., S. GOLDEN & J. RON. (2015, July 7). Partners in Prayer: Women’s Rights and Religion in Morocco. openDemocracy. Available also in French & Arabic 22 - RON, J., S. GOLDEN, D. CROW & A. PANDYA. (2015, June 29). Data-Driven Optimism for Global Rights Activists, openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish, French & Arabic. 23 - RON, J. & E. HAFNER-BURTON. (2013). ¿Por qué los medios de comunicación angloamericanos estuvieron tan interesados en las violaciones a los derechos humanos en latinoamérica? Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica. 24 - RON, J. & A. PANDYA. (2013, November 13). Universal Values, foreign money: Local human rights organizations in the global south. openDemocracy. Available also in Arabic, French, Hindi, Spanish, Turkish & Hebrew. 25 - RON, J., D. CROW & S. GOLDEN. (2013, June 18). The Struggle for a Truly Grassroots Human Rights Movement. openDemocracy. Available also in Arabic, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Mandarin, Turkish, & Spanish. 26 - RON, J. & E. HAFNER-BURTON. (2013, January 30). “What Region Gets the Most Human Rights Coverage?” Columbia Journalism Review. 27 - RON, J. & E. HAFNER-BURTON. (2013, January 30). “ Anglo-American Media: Why So Interested In Latin America’s Abuses? openDemocracy. 28 - DUPUY, K., J. RON & A. PRAKASH. (2012, November 15). “Foreign Aid to NGOs: Good Intentions, Bad Policy.” openDemocracy. 29 - RON, J. (2011). “Palestine, the UN, and the One-State Solution.” Middle East Policy. 28/4: 59-67 30 - RON. J. (2011, September 21). “Middle East Hawks Should Welcome UN Palestine Vote.” openDemocracy; “Ortadogu Sahinleri, Filistin Oylamasina Kucak Acmali.” Bianet (Istanbul), September 22; “Israel-Palestina: inevitable Estado binacional.” El Universal (Mexico), September 28. 31 - RON, J. & H. RAMOS. (2009, November 3). “ Why are the United States & Israel at the Top of the Human Rights Hit Lists?” Foreign Policy. 32 - RON, J. (2001). “Kosovo in Retrospect.” International Studies Review. 3/3: 103-115. 33 - RON, J. (2001). “The Second Palestinian Uprising: Cause for Optimism?” Middle East Policy. 8/1: 73-80 34 - RON, J. (1996). “Rabin’s Two Legacies.” Index on Censorship. 5/96: 156-161. [Longer versions appeared in the Turkish language Çumhuriyyet and the Arabic language Al-Mustaqbal Al-Arabi 19/213]




Reports for Government Agencies, NGOs & Communities of Practice


1 - KAIRE, J., USECHE, C., CROW, D. & J. RON. 2018. Will the Public Pay to Protect Rights? A 'Real Cash' Experiment in in Bogotá. University of Minnesota. 2 - ABSAR, K., D. CROW, J. RON, G. MALDONADO, J.P. BOLANOS, J. KAIRE, & A. MARTINEZ. 2017. Will Publics Pay to Protect Rights? A 'Real Cash' Experiment in Mexico City. University of Minnesota. 3 - PANDYA, A., S. GOLDEN, J. RON & D. CROW. 2016. The Human Rights Sector in Mumbai, India : Evidence from Activists and the Public. University of Minnesota. 4 - GOLDEN, S., R. SCHMIDT, J. RON & D. CROW. 2014. The Human Rights Sector in Colombia: Evidence from the Public. CIDE, Mexico City. 5 - GOLDEN, S., R. SCHMIDT, J. RON & D. CROW. 2014. The Human Rights Sector in Ecuador: Evidence from the Public. CIDE, Mexico City. 6 - RON, J., S. GOLDEN, A. PANDYA, S. PEEK, L. SPARLING, & D. CROW. 2014. The Human Rights Sector in Mexico: Evidence from the Public, Elites, and Activists. CIDE, Mexico City. 7 - RON, J. & S. GOLDEN. 2013. The Human Rights Sector in Morocco: Evidence from the Public and Activists. University of Minnesota. 8 - THOMS, O.N.T., J. RON & R. PARIS. 2008. The Effects of Transitional Justice Mechanisms: A Summary of Empirical Research Findings & Implications for Analysts & Practitioners. Prepared for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade. 9 - THOMS, O.N.T. & J. RON. Public Health Research Methods: How Can They Support Conflict and Human Rights Analysis? Prepared for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade . 10 - THOMS, O.N.T. & J. RON. Violations of Human Rights and Civil War Onset. Prepared for the Canadian International Development Agency. 11 - RON, J. 1998. Human Rights & Humanitarian Assistance: Evaluating CARE’s Performance in the Eastern Zaire Refugee Camps, 1994-1996. Prepared for CARE-USA. 12 - RON, J. 1996. Compete or Collaborate? Civilian Protection in the former Yugoslavia. Prepared for the International Committee of the Red Cross. 13 - RON, J. 1995. Weapons Transfers & Violations of the Laws of War in Turkey. Prepared for Human Rights Watch 14 - RON, J. 1994. I srael’s Interrogation of Palestinians from the Occupied Territories. Prepared for Human Rights Watch. 15 - RON, J. 1993. Israeli Undercover Operations against “Wanted” & Masked Palestinians. Prepared for Human Rights Watch.




Other Newspaper Commentary


1 - RON, J. (2012, December 16). “Making Schools Safe.” openDemocracy. 2 - RAMOS, H. & J. RON. (2012, April 15). “ Funding Cuts Could Unshackle Canadian Civil Society.” Toronto Star. 3 - RON, J. (2011, December 11). “Mexico’s Parallel Worlds.” openDemocracy. 4 - RON, J. (2011, June 30). “How Civil Servants Serve a Hated Master.” Ottawa Citizen. 5 - PANDYA, A. & J. RON. (2011, February 28.) “ Social Activism Can Thrive Even Amid Mumbai’s Wild Growth.” Ottawa Citizen. 6 - RON, J. (2011, January 8). “Carleton’s Painful Next Step to Excellence.” Ottawa Citizen. 7 - RON, J. & A. AHMET. (2010, December 18). “ Public School should be for Diabetic Children, Too.” Ottawa Citizen. 8 - ALBIN-LACKEY, C & J. RON. (2010, November 4). “ Ignatieff Has Some Explaining to Do.” Ottawa Citizen. 9 - RON, J., A. AHMET & C. ZUIJDWIJK. (2010, October 5). “A Made-in-India Solution to a Tragic Health Scourge.” Ottawa Citizen. 10 - RON. J. (2010, September 22). “What Human Rights Watch Can Teach Us.” Embassy Magazine. 11 - RON, J. (2010, August 27). “ Faith-Based Aid Succeeds by Focusing on the Aid.” Ottawa Citizen. 12 - RON, J. (2010, July. 29). “Canada Adrift in Religious World.” Toronto Star. 13 - RON, J. (2010, June 21). “Canada on the Banks of the Nile.” Ottawa Citizen. 14 - RON, J. (2010, May 28). “ What a ‘Broken’ Healthcare System Really Looks Like.” Ottawa Citizen.. 15 - RON, J. (2010, March 27). “Human Rights NGOs Can’t Rely on Western Funding Anymore.” Ottawa Citizen. 16 - RON, J. (2009, December 4). “Ottawa Hangs Colvin out to Dry.” Toronto Star. 17 - RON, J. (2009, November 26). “What do We Tell Our Future Diplomats?” Ottawa Citizen. 18 - RON, J. & H. RAMOS. (2009, October 31). “Statistics Tell the Real Story of Watchdogs & Israel.” Ottawa Citizen. 19 - PARIS, R. & J. RON. (2009, August 10). “Step Up, Canada: Propose a G8 Centre on Fragile States.” Globe & Mail. 20 - RON, J. & P. ANDREAS. (2009, January 23). “Modern Siege Warfare Punishes the Victors.” Ottawa Citizen. 21 - RON, J. (2008, December 23). “Christmas isn’t For Everyone.” Ottawa Citizen. 22 - RON, J. (2008, September 11). “Great Universities Don’t Reward Mediocrity.” Ottawa Citizen. 23 - RON, J. & V. PERCIVAL. (2008, August 13). “We Need Brains, Not Brawn.” Ottawa Citizen. 24 - RON, J. & O.N.T. THOMS. (2008, July 16). “Jury is Still Out on International Justice.” Ottawa Citizen. 25 - RON, J. (2006, July 28). “ Trapped in a Vengeful Machismo.” Toronto Star. 26 - RON, J. & O.N.T. THOMS. (2006, April 12). “Can Canada Curb Civil Wars?” Toronto Star. 27 - RON, J., H. RAMOS & K. RODGERS. (2005, May 31.). “Finding Bias in Human Rights Reporting.” Globe & Mail. 28 - RON, J. (2004, May 18). “Responsibility for Abu Ghraib may be Difficult to Unravel.” Baltimore Sun. 29 - RON, J. (2004, April 22). “US Doing the Right Thing in Sudan.” Toronto Star. 30 - RON, J. (2003, May 13). “Lift the Sanctions – Economic Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Globe & Mail. 31 - RON, J. (2003, January 2). “ Canada Must Push Plan to Protect Iraqi Civilians.” Toronto Star. . 32 - RON. J. (2002, April 19). “What Happened in Jenin?” Toronto Star. 33 - RON. J. (2002, April 2) “Fighting Will Only Encourage Martyrs.” Ottawa Citizen. 34 - COOLEY, A., J. RON & G. KYNOCH. (2002, January 3). “Only New Israeli Policy Will Bring Peace.” Toronto Star. 35 - RON, J. (2001, November 12). “War’s Secret Weapon.” Ottawa Citizen. 36 - COOLEY, A. & J. RON. (2001, October 15). “Relief Business Bears Watching.” Baltimore Sun. 37 - RON, J. (2001, September 250. “Time for Both Sides to Meet Halfway.” Ottawa Citizen. 38 - RON, J. (2001, September 24). “Self-Critical Foreign Policies Could Enhance Our Security.” Baltimore Sun. 39 - RON, J. (2001, August 10). “Stop Looking the Other Way.” Globe & Mail. 40 - RON, J. (2001, May 24). “Vengeance is Counter-Productive.” Montreal Gazette. 41 - J. RON. (2001, February 5). “Is Ariel Sharon Israel’s Milosevic?” Los Angeles Times. 42 - ANDREAS, P. & J. RON (2001, January 7). “Don’t Seal Off Mexico.” Baltimore Sun.
43 - RON, J. & C.T. CALL. (2001, January 11). “Une ‘commission verite’ pour les Etats- Unis.” Le Monde. 44 - RON., J. & C.T. CALL. (2000, December 23). “ US Has Own Record of Atrocities.” Boston Globe. 45 - RON, J. (2000, November 16). “Desperate Logic of Arms.” International Herald Tribune. 46 - RON, J. (2000, November 4). “Israel’s Liberals Must Speak Out for Palestinians.” Boston Globe. 47 - RON, J. (2000, August 7). “America Neglects Accountability for Military Acts.” Baltimore Sun. 48 - RON, J. (2000, July 25). “For Peace’s Sake, Israel Must Return All Lands.” Globe & Mail. 49 - RON, J. & A. COOLEY. (2000, July 7). “A Lease Could Break the Palestine-Israel Deadlock.” Boston Globe. 50 - RON, J. (2000, May 25). “ The Next Step for Israel.” Boston Globe, May 25.