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Sustaining Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century gives a solid treatment of a topic of importance for Latin America, with some especially strong chapters that include rich country case details, and gives readers an appreciation for the work of promoting human rights in their many forms.”—Latin American Politics and Society

Chapter List

Prologue
Cynthia J. Arnson

Part I: The Human Rights Idea
1. The Arc of Human Rights
Mark Ungar and Katherine Hite
2. Human Rights in Two Latin American Democracies
Alexander Wilde
3. Participation, Democracy, and Human Rights: An Approach Based on the Dilemmas Facing Latin America
José Thompson

Part II: Institutional and Legal Frameworks and the Question of Accountability
4. The New Accountability Agenda in Latin America: The Promise and Perils of Human Rights Prosecutions
Jo-Marie Burt
5. Reconsidering the Peace-and-Justice Debate: International Justice in Africa and Latin America
Priscilla B. Hayner
6. The United Nations and Human Rights: What Is Wrong and How to Fix It
Thomas G. Weiss
7. Crime, Society, and the Challenge to Human Rights Protection
Mark Ungar
8. Chile: Coming to Terms with a Traumatic Past
Elizabeth Lira

Part III: Citizens’ Movements and Conceptions of Citizenship
9. International Migration and Human Rights
Gordon H. Hanson
10. The Longue Durée of NGOs Promoting and Monitoring Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in a Divided Global Civil Society
Henry F. Carey
11. Challenging Neoliberalism and Development: Human Rights and the Environment in Latin America
Monique Segarra
12. Voice and Visibility in Latin American Memory Politics
Katherine Hite

Epilogue: A Task for All
Margaret E. Crahan

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