Democracy in Latin America: (Re)Constructing Political Society

Synopsis

This publication examines the process of democratic transition in post-authoritarian and post-civil war countries of Latin America. Issues discussed include: a broad definition of democracy based upon the existence of a 'political society'; the need to deal with past abuses of human rights by balancing justice and reconciliation; integrating societies into global market economics; the role of civil society; the problems of achieving a sense of citizenship in many communities; and issues of ethnicity.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Manuel Antonio Garretón M.
  • Edward Newman
  • Maria D'alva G. Kinzo
  • Marcelo Cavarozzi
  • Laurence Whitehead
  • Manuel Antonio Garretón M.
  • Edward Newman
  • Maria D'alva G. Kinzo
  • Marcelo Cavarozzi
  • Laurence Whitehead
  • Edelberto Torres-Rivas
  • Heinz R. Sonntag
  • Rodolfo Stavenhagen
  • Amparo Menéndez-Carrión
  • Ellen L. Lutz
  • Kathryn Sikkink
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001