Bibliographic Details

Constructing democracy : human rights, citizenship, and society in Latin America / edited by Elizabeth Jelin and Eric Hershberg.

Imprint Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996.
Description x, 238 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Human rights -- Latin America.
Civil rights -- Latin America.
Citizenship -- Latin America.
Democracy -- Latin America.
Citizenship.
Civil rights.
Democracy.
Human rights.
Latin America.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2759026
Other authors / contributors Jelin, Elizabeth, 1941-
Hershberg, Eric.
Joint Committee on Latin American Studies.
ISBN 0813324386 (alk. paper)
0813324394 (alk. paper)
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Contributors
  • 1. Introduction: Human Rights and the Construction of Democracy
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part 1. Settling Accounts with the Past: Human Rights in Processes of Regime Transition
  • 2. Adjusting the Armed Forces to Democracy: Successes, Failures, and Ambiguities in the Southern Cone
  • Notes
  • References
  • 3. Human Rights in Democratization Processes
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part 2. The International Scene: Networks and Discourses
  • 4. The Emergence, Evolution, and Effectiveness of the Latin American Human Rights Network
  • Notes
  • References
  • 5. The Looting of Democratic Discourse by the Guatemalan Military: Implications for Human Rights
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part 3. Citizenship in Democracy: Some Conceptual Issues
  • 6. Citizenship Revisited: Solidarity, Responsibility, and Rights
  • Notes
  • References
  • 7. The State, the Market, and Democratic Citizenship
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part 4. Structures of Discrimination: Individual and Collective Rights
  • 8. Indigenous Rights: Some Conceptual Problems
  • Notes
  • References
  • 9. Racial Inequalities in Brazil and Throughout Latin America: Timid Responses to Disguised Racism
  • Notes
  • References
  • 10. Women, Gender, and Human Rights
  • Notes
  • References
  • 11. Crime and Individual Rights: Reframing the Question of Violence in Latin America
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part 5. Conclusion
  • 12. Convergence and Diversity: Reflections on Human Rights
  • Notes
  • References
  • About the Book and Editors
  • Index