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The Resource Human Rights in Latin America : a Politics of Terror and Hope, Sonia Cardenas

Human Rights in Latin America : a Politics of Terror and Hope, Sonia Cardenas

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Human Rights in Latin America : a Politics of Terror and Hope
Title
Human Rights in Latin America
Title remainder
a Politics of Terror and Hope
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Cardenas
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Language
eng
Summary
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LGG
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
Summary expansion
For the last half century, Latin America has been plagued by civil wars, dictatorships, torture, legacies of colonialism and racism, and other evils. The region has also experienced dramaticif unevenhuman rights improvements. The accounts of how Latin America's people have dealt with the persistent threats to their fundamental rights offer lessons for people around the world. Human Rights in Latin America: A Politics of Terror and Hopeis the first textbook to provide a comprehensive introduction to the human rights issues facing an area that constitutes more than half of the Western Hemisphere. Leading human rights researcher and educator Sonia Cardenas brings together regional examples of both terror and hope, emphasizing the dualities inherent in human rights struggles. Organized by three pivotal topicshuman rights violations, reform, and accountabilitythis book offers an authoritative synthesis of research on human rights on the continent. From historical accounts of abuse to successful transnational campaigns and legal battles, Human Rights in Latin Americaexplores the tensions underlying a vast range of human rights initiatives. In addition to surveying the roles of the United States, relatives of the disappeared, and truth commissions, Cardenas covers newer ground in addressing the colonial and ideological underpinnings of human rights abuses, emerging campaigns for disability and sexuality rights, and regional dynamics relating to the International Criminal Court. Engagingly written and fully illustrated, Human Rights in Latin Americacreates an important niche among human rights and Latin American textbooks. Ample supplementary resourcesincluding discussion questions, interdisciplinary reading lists, filmographies, online resources, internship opportunities, and instructor assignmentsmake this an especially valuable text for use in human rights courses
Human Rights in Latin America : a Politics of Terror and Hope, Sonia Cardenas
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Human Rights in Latin America : a Politics of Terror and Hope, Sonia Cardenas
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fhm05
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A regional survey -- Explaining violations -- Global governance -- Transnational networks -- Human rights change -- Accountability versus impunity -- Never again?
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 248 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812221527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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Specific material designation
remote

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