Multiculturalism in Latin America
Indigenous Rights, Diversity and Democracy
Edited by Rachel Sieder
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Multiculturalism in Latin America by Rachel Sieder
Book DescriptionDuring the last fifteen years Latin American governments reformed their constitutions to recognize indigenous rights. The contributors to this book argue that these changes post fundamental challenges to accepted notions of democracy, citizenship and development in the region. Using case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru, they analyze the ways in which new legal frameworks have been implemented, appropriated and contested within a wider context of accelerating economic and legal globalization, highlighting the key implications for social policy, human rights and social justice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333998717
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rachel Sieder
Cultures of Legality, Paperback (February 2013)
This volume explores the changing legal ideas and practices that accompany, cause, and are a consequence of the judicialization of politics in Latin America.
Gender, Justice and Legal Pluralities, Hardback (April 2012)
This volume examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are 'good' or 'bad' for women, the starting point of this volume is that legal pluralities are a social fact.
Judicialization of Politics in Latin America, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Rachel Sieder
This collection of essays analyzes the diverse manifestations of the judicialization of politics in contemporary Latin America, assessing their positive and negative consequences for state-society relations, the rule of law, and democratic governance in the region.
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Author Biography - Rachel Sieder
XAVIER ALBO Researcher, Centre for the Research and Promotion of the Campesino, La Paz ROBERT ANDOLINA Assistant Professor of Political Science, Bates College, Maine, USA DONNA LEE VAN COTT Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville DEMETRIO COJTI CUXIL Vice-Minister for Education, United National Children's Fund (UNICEF) Guatemala SHELTON H. DAVIS Sector Manager, Social Development Unit, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank, Washington RACQUEL YRIGOYEN FAJARDO Editor of the Website Alertanet-Portal on Law and Society of the Latin America Network of Law and Society NINA LAURIE Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Newcastle University GUILLERMO DE LA PENA Research Professor, Centre de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social, (CIESAS), Guadalajara, Mexico ROGER PLANT Special Action Programme against Forced Labour, International Labour Organization, (ILO) Geneva SARAH RADCLIFFE Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge RODOLFO STAVENHAGEN Research Professor in Sociology, El Colegio de Mexico and United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights of Indigenous People
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