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Title Constructing democracy : human rights, citizenship, and society in Latin America / edited by Elizabeth Jelin and Eric Hershberg
Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996


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Description x, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Human Rights and the Construction of Democracy / Elizabeth Jelin and Eric Hershberg -- 2. Adjusting the Armed Forces to Democracy: Successes, Failures, and Ambiguities in the Southern Cone / Carlos H. Acuna and Catalina Smulovitz -- 3. Human Rights in Democratization Processes / Manuel Antonio Garreton -- 4. The Emergence, Evolution, and Effectiveness of the Latin American Human Rights Network / Kathryn Sikkink -- 5. The Looting of Democratic Discourse by the Guatemalan Military: Implications for Human Rights / Jennifer Schirmer -- 6. Citizenship Revisited: Solidarity, Responsibility, and Rights / Elizabeth Jelin -- 7. The State, the Market, and Democratic Citizenship / Fabio Wanderley Reis -- 8. Indigenous Rights: Some Conceptual Problems / Rodolfo Stavenhagen -- 9. Racial Inequalities in Brazil and Throughout Latin America: Timid Responses to Disguised Racism / Carlos Hasenbalg -- 10. Women, Gender, and Human Rights / Elizabeth Jelin
11. Crime and Individual Rights: Reframing the Question of Violence in Latin America / Teresa P. R. Caldeira -- 12. Convergence and Diversity: Reflections on Human Rights / Elizabeth Jelin and Eric Hershberg
Notes "Sponsored by the Joint Committee on Latin American Studies of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies"--Half t.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Citizenship -- Latin America.
Democracy -- Latin America.
Civil rights -- Latin America.
Human rights -- Latin America.
Author Hershberg, Eric.
Jelin, Elizabeth, 1941-
Joint Committee on Latin American Studies.
LC no. 95050932
ISBN 0813324386 (alk. paper)
0813324394 (alk. paper)