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Edward Cleary

The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America

The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America

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Cleary examines the origins, spread, and results of human rights movements in Latin America, and he analyzes the mark such movements have made in world politics. He shows the enormous difficulties encountered by fledgling grassroots groups which first challenged military dictatorships over the disappeared, detention, torture, and pervasive repression. He chronicles the amazingly dynamic growth of human rights organizations, affecting democratic processes in Latin America and foreign policy in the United States.

This book is particularly important because it establishes, for the first time, a record of why, how, where, and when the concept of human rights--not long ago absent as a practical concept--generates so powerful a Latin American response. The alliances so formed are shown to evoke continued popular support and to effect on-going fundamental changes in Latin America. An important survey to all scholars, researchers, and students of human rights and political affairs in Latin America.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Cleary, Edward
Published: 08/26/1997
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: 9780275959814
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.66lbs
Size: 9.26h x 6.12w x 0.57d
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