Politics Department

Dr. Daniel J. Edquist-Whelan

Bill & Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor of Politics

Office Location: Mills 217
Email: whelan@hendrix.edu
Phone: 501-450-1207


  • Ph.D., Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • M.A., School of International Service, American University
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Recent Publications

  • The Right to Development, in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (December 2022)
  • International Human Rights (with Jack Donnelly) (6th edition). New York: Routledge, 2020.
  • “Conflating Human Rights and Economic Justice – A Genealogy of the Right to Development,” in Human Rights and Justice: Philosophical, Economic and Social Perspectives (Melissa Labonte and Kurt Mills, eds). New York: Routledge (2018).
  • “Introduction to the Right to Development: History, Evolution and Contemporary Challenges,” (co authored with Mihir Kanade and Shyami Puvimanasinghe), in E-Learning Module on Operationalizing the Right to Development in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Kanade, M; Puvimanasinghe S; Aginam O; Schwartz P eds. (Geneva, Ciudad Colon and Kuala Lumpur: UN, UPEACE and UNU-IIGH), Chapter 1. (2018).
  • “‘Under the Aegis of Man’: The Right to Development and the Origins of the NIEO,” Humanity 6.1: 93-108 (Spring 2015).
  • “Indivisible Human Rights and the End(s) of the State,” in Human Rights Protection and Global Politics: Responsibilities of State and Non-State Actors (Kurt Mills and David Karp, eds.) New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2015).
  • “The Two Covenants and the Evolution of Human Rights,” in The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights (Anja Mihr and Mark Gibney, eds.) Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications (2014).
  • “The Emerging Jurisprudence of Human Dignity.” Review of Dignity Rights: Courts, Constitutions, and the Worth of the Human Person, by Erin Daly (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013). International Studies Review 16:129-132 (2014).
  • Book Review of Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914 by Davide Rodogno (Princeton University Press, 2012). American Historical Review 118 (2013): 293-294. 
  • "Human Rights," in The Oxford Companion to International Relations (2013)
  • "Human Rights," in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (2012)
  • Indivisible Human Rights -- A History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010) Supplementary Documents
  • The Reality of Western Support for Economic and Social Rights: A Reply to Susan Kang (with Jack Donnelly). Human Rights Quarterly 31(4): 1030-1054 (November 2009).
  • Yes, A Myth: A Reply to Kirkup and Evans (with Jack Donnelly). Human Rights Quarterly 31(1): 239-255 (February 2009)
  • The West, Economic and Social Rights, and the Global Human Rights Regime: Setting the Record Straight (with Jack Donnelly). Human Rights Quarterly 29(4): 908-949 (November 2007).

Curriculum Vitae