(Un)civil Societies

(Un)civil Societies : Human Rights and Democratic Transitions in Eastern Europe and Latin America

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Rachel A. May and Andrew K. Milton have assembled an array of scholars from different disciplines to examine transitional governments in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Drawing on specific political conditions and organized around topics such as the media, political parties, and political violence, (Un)Civil Societies broadens the discussion about democratization both thematically and geographically.show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739120654
  • 9780739120651

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The value of (Un)Civil Societies lies in the importance and quality of its individual components. Authored by senior and emerging scholars in their respective fields, the substantive chapters offer excellent reviews of their relevant bodies of literature while advancing incisive and engaging arguments of their own. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online This edited volume explores the evolution of civil society and its implications for democratization and human rights. The three sections dealing with crime and violence, with the media, and with political parties are the best elements of this book... Recommended. CHOICEshow more

About Rachel A. May

Rachel A. May is associate professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Andrew K. Milton is visiting assistant professor of politics and government at the University of Puget Sound.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Human Rights NGO's and the Role of Civil Society in Democratization Chapter 2 Civil Society and Democratization Chapter 3 Civil Society, Human Rights, and the Shaping of Postcommunist Europe's Identity Politics Chapter 4 Democratization, Civil Society and Latin American Social Movements Chapter 5 Violence and Democracy in Eastern Europe Chapter 6 Democracy, "Mano Dura," and the Criminalization of Politics Chapter 7 Eastern Europe's Postcommunist Media Chapter 8 Latin America's Post-Authoritarian Media Chapter 9 Transitional Justice and Democratization in Eastern Europe Chapter 10 The Social and Political Aftermath of Terror: A Consideration of Human Rights, the Judiciary, and Dealing with the Past Chapter 11 Partisan Development and the Differentiation in Post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine Chapter 12 Advocacy, Ideology and Partisanship: Human Rights in the Electoral Arenashow more

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