Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
This work analyzes the interactions and international connections of the "civil rights" and "pro-order" coalitions of state and societal actors in the two countries. The author demonstrates that in democratizing contexts, protecting citizens from police abuse and becomes part of a debate about how to deal with issues of public safety and social control and of perceived trade-offs between liberty and security.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Latin American Studies: Social Sciences and Law Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Claudio Fuentes is the Academic Coordinator at the Latin American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO-Chile).
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Guarding the Guardians. 2. Chile: The Denial of Police Violence 3. Explaining an "Unexpected" Legal Reform in Chile 4. Argentina: Strong Advocacy Groups, Fluctuating Influence 5. Dealing with a Corporate Police Force in Argentina. 6. Contesting the Iron Fist. Appendix One: Chile: Government's Reactions Toward International and Local Reports. Appendix Two: Testing Social Groups' Responsiveness. Appendix Three: Argentina: Selected Cases of Corruption.