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Title Legacies of the left turn in Latin America : the promise of inclusive citizenship / edited by Manuel Balán and Françoise Montambeault
Published Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Series Kellogg Institute Series on Democracy and Development Ser
Kellogg Institute Series on Democracy and Development Ser
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 21, 2020)
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Caribbean & Latin American.
Politics and government.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Balán, Manuel, editor
Montambeault, Françoise, editor.
ISBN 9780268106591