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Cultures Of Legality

Judicialization And Political Activism In Latin America

Cultures Of Legality - ISBN: 9780521767231
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Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden
Genre: Criminologie
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This volume explores the changing legal ideas and practices that accompany, cause, and are a consequence of the judicialization of politics in Latin America.


Titel: Cultures Of Legality
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 312
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Criminologie
Afmetingen: 161 x 225 x 23
Gewicht: 520 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780521767231
Intern nummer: 13486411
Volume: 1

Biografie (woord)

Rachel Sieder is research professor at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico City. She is also an associate researcher at the Chr.Michelsen Institute, University of Bergen, Norway. She was a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, where she remains a research Fellow. She has published widely on indigenous rights, human rights, and socio-legal studies, with a particular geographical focus on Guatemala.


Part I. Introduction: 1. Cultures of legality: judicialization and political activism in contemporary Latin America Alexandra Huneeus, Javier Couso and Rachel Sieder; Part II. Courts and Judicialization through a Cultural Lens: 2. Legal language and social change during Colombia's economic crisis Pablo Rueda; 3. How courts work: culture, institutions, and the Brazilian supreme tribunal federal Diana Kapiszewski; 4. More power, more rights? The Supreme Court and society in Mexico Karina Ansolabehere; 5. High courts and the inter-American court: judicialization, human rights and a tenuous relationship Alexandra Huneeus; Part III. Judicialization beyond the Courts: 6. The transformation of constitutional discourse and the judicialization of politics in Latin America Javier Couso; 7. Legal cultures in the (un)rule of law: indigenous rights and juridification in post-conflict Guatemala Rachel Sieder; 8. Political activism and the practice of law in Venezuela Manuel A. Gomez; 9. The Mapuche people's battle for land: litigation as a strategy to defend indigenous land rights Anne Skjævestad; 10. Judicialization in Argentina: legal culture, or opportunities and support structures? Catalina Smulovitz; 11. Novel appropriations of the law in the pursuit of political and social change in Latin America Pilar Domingo.


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