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The Resource The politics of human rights in Argentina : protest, change, and democratization, Alison Brysk

The politics of human rights in Argentina : protest, change, and democratization, Alison Brysk

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The politics of human rights in Argentina : protest, change, and democratization
Title
The politics of human rights in Argentina
Title remainder
protest, change, and democratization
Statement of responsibility
Alison Brysk
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Under Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83, tens of thousands of Argentine citizens disappeared - having been abducted, tortured, and finally murdered by their own government. This book is the most comprehensive treatment of the emergence, successes, and failures of the Argentine human rights movement - the only force that resisted the unspeakable atrocities of state terror. At the risk of their lives, grieving mothers and grandmothers, civil libertarians, and religious figures used a unique combination of symbolic protest, information gathering, and international pressure to demand accountability from the state and to defend the victims of repression. The movement played a key role in Argentina's 1983 transition to democracy. Under democracy, the movement continued to work for accountability for past human rights violations through a presidential investigatory commission, criminal trials of former military rulers, and the tracing of "missing" children who had been illegally adopted. The author also analyzes the role of the human rights movement in a range of Alfonsin-era legal and social reforms. Why was a group of relatively powerless ordinary citizens able to successfully resist and challenge a brutal, authoritarian state? How could a social movement catalyze and shape democratization? Moving beyond the case study, the book extends the theoretical "new social movement" perspective to a theory of symbolic politics in which changes in agenda and challenges to legitimacy transformed both state and society. This approach explains why the very strategies that enabled the Argentine human rights movement to survive dictatorship and to catalyze sweeping reforms have limited the movement's ability to truly institutionalize human rights in today's Argentina
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1960-
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Brysk, Alison
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC599.A7
LC item number
B79 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Civil rights
  • Political persecution
  • Argentina
Label
The politics of human rights in Argentina : protest, change, and democratization, Alison Brysk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-282) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Symbolic Protest and Social Change -- 2. Historical Background -- 3. The Emergence of the Human Rights Movement -- 4. Establishing Truth: Donde estan? -- 5. Establishing Justice: No a la impunidad! -- 6. Reforming the State: Basta de patotas! -- 7. Institutionalizing Safeguards: Nunca mas! -- 8. Democratizing Civil Society -- 9. Transforming Social Institutions -- 10. The Human Rights Movement and Democratization
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780804722759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The politics of human rights in Argentina : protest, change, and democratization, Alison Brysk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Symbolic Protest and Social Change -- 2. Historical Background -- 3. The Emergence of the Human Rights Movement -- 4. Establishing Truth: Donde estan? -- 5. Establishing Justice: No a la impunidad! -- 6. Reforming the State: Basta de patotas! -- 7. Institutionalizing Safeguards: Nunca mas! -- 8. Democratizing Civil Society -- 9. Transforming Social Institutions -- 10. The Human Rights Movement and Democratization
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780804722759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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