Legacies of the left turn in Latin America : the promise of inclusive citizenship / edited by Manuel Balán and Françoise Montambeault
- Kellogg Institute series on democracy and development
- Introduction / Manuel Balán and Françoise Montambeault -- Part 1: Theoretical questions -- Widening and deepening citizenship from the Left? A relational and issue-based comparative approach / Françoise Montambeault, Manuel Balán, and Philip Oxhorn -- Liberalism and its competitors in Latin America: Oligarchy, populism, and the Left / Maxwell A. Cameron -- Part 2: Deepening democratic institutions -- Parties and party systems in Latin America's Left Turn / Kenneth M. Roberts -- Entrenching social constitutionalism? Contributions and challenges of the Left in Latin American constitutionalism / Nathalia Sandoval-Rojas and Daniel M. Brinks -- Participatory democracy in Latin America? Limited legacies of the Left Turn / Benjamin Goldfrank -- Indigenous autonomies under the new Left in the Andes / Roberta Rice -- Part 3: The multiple struggles for inclusive citizenship rights -- Human rights and memory politics under shifting political orientations / Elizabeth Jelin and Celina Van Dembroucke -- Gender and conditional cash transfers: Shifting the citizenship regime in Bolivia? / Nora Nagels -- Improvements at the limits of society: The Left Tide and domestic workers' rights / Merike Blofield -- The record of Latin America's Left on sexual citizenship / Jordi Diez -- Sustainable development reconsidered: The Left Turn's legacies in the Amazon / Eve Bratman -- Change in urban crime: From the "Neoliberal Period" to the "Left Turn" / Gabriel Kessler -- Part 4: Conclusions -- Uses and misuses of the "Left" category in Latin America / Olivier Dabene -- The Left Turn and citizenship: How much has changed? / Jared Abbott and Steven Levitsky.
- "'Legacies of the Left Turn in Latin America: The Promise of Inclusive Citizenship' contains original essays by a diverse group of leading and emerging scholars from North America, Europe, and Latin America. The book speaks to wide-ranging debates on democracy, the left, and citizenship in Latin America. What were the effects of a decade and a half of left and center-left governments? The central purpose of this book is to evaluate both the positive and negative effects of the Left turn on state-society relations and inclusion. Promises of social inclusion and the expansion of citizenship rights were paramount to the center-left discourses upon the factions' arrival to power in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This book is a first step in understanding to what extent these initial promises were or were not fulfilled, and why. In analyzing these issues, the authors demonstrate that these years yield both signs of progress in some areas and the deepening of historical problems in others. The contributors to this book reveal variation among and within countries, and across policy and issue areas such as democratic institution reforms, human rights, minorities' rights, environmental questions, and violence. This focus on issues rather than countries distinguishes the book from other recent volumes on the left in Latin America, and the book will speak to a broad and multi-dimensional audience, both inside and outside the academic world." --
- 9780268106577 hardcover and 0268106576 hardcover
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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