The Legacy of Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay

Hardcover | July 15, 1999

byLuis Roniger, Mario Sznajder

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The new democracies of the Southern Cone have publicly professed to reject and condemn the uses of the state power in various forms against citizens under military rule, thus dissociating themselves from their predecessors. And yet the experiences of military rule have become a grim legacy,raising major issues and dilemmas to the forefront of the public agenda. The Legacy of Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay analyses in a systematic and comparative way the struggles and debates, the institutional paths and crises that took place in these societies following redemocratization in the 1980s and 1990s, as theyconfronted the legacy of violations committed under previous authoritarian governments and as the democratic administrations tried to balance normative principles and political contingency. The book also traces how these trends affected the development of politics of oblivion and memory and therestructuring of collective identity and solidarity following redemocratization. Oxford Studies in Democratization is a series for scholars and students of comparative politics and related disciplines. The series will concentrate on the comparative study of the democratization process that accompanied the decline and termination of the cold war. The geographical focus of theseries will primarily be Latin America, the Caribbean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and relevant experiences in Africa and Asia.

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The new democracies of the Southern Cone have publicly professed to reject and condemn the uses of the state power in various forms against citizens under military rule, thus dissociating themselves from their predecessors. And yet the experiences of military rule have become a grim legacy,raising major issues and dilemmas to the foref...

RONIGER is a Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University and Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University SZNAJDER is a Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University and Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Latin American Studies at Clare Hall, Cambridge University

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Format:HardcoverPublished:July 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198296150

ISBN - 13:9780198296157

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IntroductionRepression and the Discourse of Human Rights Violations in the Southern ConeShaping the Public Sphere and the Legacy of Human Right ViolationsNational Reconciliation and the Disruptive Potential of the Legacy of Human Rights ViolationsRestructuring the Realm of Human Rights in the Southern ConeThe Multiple Refraction of the Various Institutional PathsMemory and Oblivion in the Redemocratized Southern ConeThe Transformation of Collective Identities in Argentina, Chile, and UruguayConclusions

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`an excellent, well-researched, and readable account.' CHOICE, Oct 00, Vol.38, No.2.