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Central America and the Law: The Constitution, Civil Liberties and the Courts
     

Central America and the Law: The Constitution, Civil Liberties and the Courts

by Mark Tushnet
 

This is an important and useful legal primer for Central America activists. It shatters the myths about the "neutrality" of U.S. law and situates legal questions where they really are: in the arena of political struggle. It shows how the law is used both by governing elites who share a consensus on keeping U.S. hegemony in Central America and by grassroots

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This is an important and useful legal primer for Central America activists. It shatters the myths about the "neutrality" of U.S. law and situates legal questions where they really are: in the arena of political struggle. It shows how the law is used both by governing elites who share a consensus on keeping U.S. hegemony in Central America and by grassroots movements that push the limits of law and appeal to its underlying values to work for the self-determination of peoples in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896083400
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
PACCA Domestic Roots Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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