8 edition of Human rights and democratization in Latin America found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -327) and index.
|Statement||Alexandra Barahona de Brito.|
|Series||Oxford studies in democratization|
|LC Classifications||JC599.U7 B75 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 333 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||333|
|LC Control Number||97163590|
Human rights have since become a universally espoused yet widely disregarded concept. Organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch promote human rights and denounce human-rights abuses. In addition, such abuses around the world are monitored and documented by independent investigators ("special rapporteurs") appointed by. The Washington Office on Latin America launched a four-part series that examines the Trump administration’s profound impact on human rights and democracy throughout Latin America—and imagines alternative, human rights-respecting approaches to U.S. foreign policy. Bringing together experts from all over the region, the weekly series began with an event on .
In general, the four main risks to democracy are: reduced space for civic action, weakened democratic checks and balances, high levels of inequality, and attacks on human rights. In Latin America. The book explores how new democracies face an authoritarian past and past human rights violations, and the way in which policies of truth and justice shape the process of democratization. Eighteen countries in Central and South America, Central, Eastern and South Europe and South Africa are analysed in detail. The main variables affecting the .
The award honors an outstanding book of non-fiction, including graphic works, published in English on human rights, democracy and social justice in contemporary Latin America. Méndez’s papers are housed at Duke University Libraries’ Human Rights Archive, one of the largest collections of human rights materials at any American university. Praise “Violent Democracies in Latin America is a welcome addition to cross-disciplinary studies of Latin American politicsViolent Democracies forces the readers to consider each case study in its specificity and the common problems of the region as a whole, which is, I would submit, the only way to address the problem of violence in today’s Latin American states.”.
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Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile (Oxford Studies in Democratization) [de Brito, Alexandra Barahona] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile (Oxford Studies in Democratization)Cited by: Taken together, these essays reveal the complexity of democratic transitions, the importance of support for human rights, and the way in which democracy and human rights are linked in Latin America.
The first part of the book includes chapters that cast a critical eye on democracy and human rights trends in Chile, Venezuela, Columbia, and Brazil.
Part two gauges the impact and prospects of foreign initiatives promoting democracy and human rights Price: $ Abstract. This book analyses the Uruguayan and Chilean experiences with the transitional politics of truth and justice regarding past human rights violations.
These policies are shaped by the legacy of repressive rule, and the dynamics of the politics of transition and of the balance of power under the new democratic governments peculiar to each country. The author focuses on how the post-transitional democratic governments dealt with demmands for official recognition of the truth aboutthe human rights violations committed by the military regimes and for punishment of those guilty of committing or ordering those offences.
Get this from a library. Democracy and human rights in Latin America. [Richard S Hillman; John A Peeler; Elsa Cardozo de Da Silva;] -- Political scientists who have lived and studied in Latin America and are engaged in promoting a more humane world through scholarship and other activities share their observations and analyze how.
Constructing Democracy: Human Rights, Citizenship, And Society In Latin America [Jelin, Elizabeth, Hershberg, Eric, EDITOR *] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Constructing Democracy: Human Rights, Citizenship, And Society In Latin America. In this pathbreaking contribution to debates about human rights, democracy, and society, distinguished social scientists from Latin America and the United States move beyond questions of state terror, violence, and similar abuses to embrace broader concepts of human rights: citizenship, identity, civil society, racism, gender discrimination, and ing an introduction that sets forth the conceptual framework, the first section of the book Cited by: Juan E.
Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America Visit our News and Event page for news of this year's winner. Note: the award will begin accepting nominations in June The Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America honors the leadership and legacy of Juan E.
Méndez, a champion of justice who has devoted his life to the defense of human rights. By Jorge I. Domínguez Democratic institutions are facing stress throughout Latin America and experiencing serious challenges in some countries.
The public has had little confidence in political parties and Congress for many years in most countries. General support for democratic regimes and satisfaction with their performance weakened at the beginning of this decade.
Democracy has come a long way in Latin America and we can draw encouragement from the region's historic rejection of military dictatorships and bloody civil conflicts (although the one in Colombia continues unabated). Yet, for all of the steps in the right direction, democracy in Latin America still faces many challenges.
What is EMA. The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is the main teaching programme of the Global Campus of Human Rights().Established in thanks to the vision of 10 pioneer universities, EMA is the oldest Master’s programme supported by the European Union.
Over the years it has developed according to changing approaches to human rights. This study analyzes the attempts by Chile and Uruguay to resolve the human rights violations conflicts inherited from military dictatorships. Alexandra de Brito sheds light on the political conditions which permitted--or prevented--the policies of truth-telling and justice under these successor regimes.
This chapter explores the problem of human rights in processes of political democratization—specifically, with reference to transitions from military to democratic regimes in the Southern Cone of Latin America.
It analyzes historically bounded rather than general in its method of by: 1. Constructing Democracy: Human Rights, Citizenship, and Society in Latin America | Elizabeth Jelin, Eric Hershberg | download | B–OK.
Download books for free. Find books. In this pathbreaking contribution to debates about human rights, democracy, and society, distinguished social scientists from Latin America and the United States move beyond questions of state terror, violence, and similar abuses to embrace broader concepts of human rights: citizenship, identity, civil society, racism, gender discrimination, and po.
"This book makes an important and original contribution to the fields of religion and politics and to the study of human rights and violence in contemporary Latin America. Religion is treated seriously, by authors who really understand it.
The book also brings fresh research and a long view to bear on its examination of civil violence and s: 1. For those interested in democratic transition and consolidation, social movements, and gender politics, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing analysis available of how.
This chapter uses a “from below” perspective to look at the practical conduct of human rights issues among Latin America's traditional Roman Catholic majority and its rapidly growing Pentecostal minority. It argues that the central debates about human rights that have emerged in response to the continent's rising religious pluralism are not, as some observers anticipated, a.
Get this from a library. Human rights and democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile. [Alexandra Barahona de Brito] -- This title analyzes the attempts by Chile and Uruguay to resolve the human rights violations conflicts inherited from military dictatorships.
It is part of a series which concentrates on the study of. Human Rights and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Video Photo Gallery Map Legacy Link. Read the report; Multi-party democracies remain stable throughout most of Latin America and the. Taking Stock of the Trump Administration's Impact on Latin America Join WOLA for a four-part series of webinars, bringing together experts from across the region to examine the Trump administration’s Latin America policy and its consequences for human rights and democracy.Organized by three pivotal topics-human rights violations, reform, and accountability-this book offers an authoritative synthesis of research on human rights on the continent.
From historical accounts of abuse to successful transnational campaigns and legal battles, Human Rights in Latin America explores the tensions underlying a vast range of.In this volume, contributors examine the nature of democratization in the region together with its accessory, human rights.
The emphasis is to extend the analysis and debates beyond political democracy and civil and political rights to consider also economic democracy and economic and social rights.