Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America / Edition 1

Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America / Edition 1

by Edward Cleary
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Kumarian Press, Inc.


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Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America / Edition 1

It is often assumed that the concept of human rights is something that must be imported by Western liberal democracies to developing countries. Cleary shows that human rights advocacy has a long history in Latin America distinctive from other traditions and that this tradition has expressed itself profoundly since the military period. He argues that the region's unique history is not only creating solutions to issues such as corruption and minority rights, but can also offer a valuable balance to the larger international discourse on human rights.

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ISBN-13: 9781565492417
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Edward Cleary is professor of political science and director of Latin American Studies at Providence College. He was president of the Bolivian Institute of Social Study and Action and edited Estudios Andinos. He is author of The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America, Crisis and Change, and other works.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix


1 Is There a Distinctive Tradition of Human Rights in Latin America? 1

2 Women and Rights in Latin America 15

3 Life and Death on the Streets: From Street Children to Children at Risk 35

4 Indigenous Rights Resurgence 51

5 The Landless 69

6 Policing 89

7 Torture 111

8 Corruption 129

Index 147

About the Author 155

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