What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America / Edition 1

What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America / Edition 1

by Susan Eckstein, Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520237455

ISBN-13: 9780520237452

Pub. Date: 10/09/2003

Publisher: University of California Press


The new millennium began with the triumph of democracy and markets. But for whom is life just, how so, and why? And what is being done to correct persisting injustices? Blending macro-level global and national analysis with in-depth grassroots detail, the contributors highlight roots of injustices, how they are perceived, and efforts to alleviate them. Following

Overview


The new millennium began with the triumph of democracy and markets. But for whom is life just, how so, and why? And what is being done to correct persisting injustices? Blending macro-level global and national analysis with in-depth grassroots detail, the contributors highlight roots of injustices, how they are perceived, and efforts to alleviate them. Following up on issues raised in the groundbreaking best-seller Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements (California, 2001), these essays elucidate how conceptions of justice are socially constructed and contested and historically contingent, shaped by people's values and institutionally grounded in real-life experiences. The contributors, a stellar coterie of North and Latin American scholars, offer refreshing new insights that deepen our understanding of social justice as ideology and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520237452
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/09/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface

1. Struggles for Justice in Latin America
Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

PART ONE: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS, RIGHTS, AND INJUSTICE
2. Social Inequality, Civil Society, and the Limits of Citizenship in Latin America
Philip Oxhorn
3. An Exception to Chilean Exceptionalism? The Historical Role of Chile’s Judiciary
Lisa Hilbink
4. Presidential Crises and Democratic Accountability in Latin America, 1990–1999
Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

PART TWO: THE POLITY, THE SOCIAL CONTRACT, AND INJUSTICE
5. The Vicious Cycle of Inequality in Latin America
Terry Lynn Karl
6. Perpetrators’ Confessions: Truth, Reconciliation, and Justice in Argentina
Leigh A. Payne
7. Colombia: Does Injustice Cause Violence?
Marc W. Chernick

PART THREE: DEMOCRATIZATION: THE PROMISE OF JUSTICE AND ITS LIMITATIONS
8. Progressive Pragmatism as a Governance Model: An In-Depth Look at Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1989–2000
Sybil Delaine Rhodes
9. Citizen Responses to Conflict and Political Crisis in Peru: Informal Politics in Ayacucho
David Scott Palmer

PART FOUR: ETHNIC RESPONSES TO INJUSTICES
10. Social Justice and the New Indigenous Politics: An Analysis of Guatemala, the Central Andes, and Chiapas
John A. Peeler
11. The War of the Peace: Indigenous Women’s Struggle for Social Justice in Chiapas, Mexico
June Nash
12. Reflections on Remembrance: Voices from an Ixcán Village
Beatriz Manz

List of Contributors
Index

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