In this pathbreaking contribution to debates about human rights, democracy, and society, distinguished social scientists from Latin America and the United States move beyond questions of state terror, violence, and similar abuses to embrace broader concepts of human rights: citizenship, identity, civil society, racism, gender discrimination, and po

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction: Human Rights and the Construction of Democracy

ByElizabeth Jelin, Eric Hershberg

part One|46 pages

Settling Accounts with the Past: Human Rights in Processes of Regime Transition

chapter 2|26 pages

Adjusting the Armed Forces to Democracy: Successes, Failures, and Ambiguities in the Southern Cone

ByCarlos H. Acuña, Catalina Smulovitz

chapter 3|18 pages

Human Rights in Democratization Processes

ByManuel Antonio Garretón

part Two|41 pages

The International Scene: Networks and Discourses

part Three|39 pages

Citizenship in Democracy: Some Conceptual Issues

chapter 6|19 pages

Citizenship Revisited: Solidarity, Responsibility, and Rights

ByElizabeth Jelin

chapter 7|17 pages

The State, the Market, and Democratic Citizenship

ByFábio Wanderley Reis

part Four|73 pages

Structures of Discrimination: Individual and Collective Rights

chapter 8|19 pages

Indigenous Rights: Some Conceptual Problems

ByRodolfo Stavenhagen

chapter 10|20 pages

Women, Gender, and Human Rights

ByElizabeth Jelin

part Five|12 pages


chapter 12|10 pages

Convergence and Diversity: Reflections on Human Rights

ByElizabeth Jelin, Eric Hershberg