(Un)Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America (Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies)

(Un)Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America (Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies)

By: Juan Mendez (editor), Guillermo O'Donnell (editor), Paulo Sergio Pinheiro (editor)Hardback

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This thorough discussion of the idea of "democracies without citizenship" in Latin America considers overcoming political violence and discrimination and analyzes various avenues to institutional judicial reform. The (Un)Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America, as the fourth part of Project Latin America 2000 from the Helen Kellogg Institute, enlarges the understanding of significant political, economic, and social issues facing Latin America at the threshold of a new century.The contributors develop arguments around the Latin American system of law which only punishes the poor and marginalized. In addressing lawless violence, the contributors argue that it is no longer the democratic state that directly commits the abuses. Instead, it fails to control arbitrary practices of its own agents and to challenge those who flaunt disregard for the law. The collection demonstrates that it is impossible to separate judicial reform from human rights and argues that justice must be made accessible to the poor and that governments make a serious and comprehensive commitment to social reform.

About Author

Juan E. Mendez is Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. The late Guillermo O'Donnell was the Helen Kellogg Professor of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro is Professor at the University of Sao Paulo and Director of the University's Center for the Study of Violence.

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  • ISBN13: 9780268043018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780268043018
  • ISBN10: 0268043019

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