Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile / Edition 1

Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile / Edition 1

by Claudio Fuentes
ISBN-10:
0415971691
ISBN-13:
9780415971690
Pub. Date:
10/01/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415971690
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Latin American Studies: Social Sciences and Law Series
Pages: 236
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.

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