Democracy in Latin America: (Re)Constructing Political Society


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
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001


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