An understanding of law and its efficacy in Latin America demands concepts distinct from the hegemonic notions of "rule of law" which have dominated debates on law, politics and society, and that recognize the diversity of situations and contexts characterizing the region. The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America presents cutting-edge analysis of the central theoretical and applied areas of enquiry in socio-legal studies in the region by leading figures in the study of law and society from Latin America, North America and Europe. Contributors argue that scholarship about Latin America has made vital contributions to longstanding and emerging theoretical and methodological debates on the relationship between law and society. Key topics examined include: The gap between law-on-the-books and law in action The implications of legal pluralism and legal globalization The legacies of experiences of transitional justice Emerging forms of socio-legal and political mobilization Debates concerning the relationship between the legal and the illegal. The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America sets out new research agendas for cross-disciplinary socio-legal studies and will be of interest to those studying law, sociology of law, comparative Latin American politics, legal anthropology and development studies.
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Law and society in Latin America : an introduction / Rachel Sieder, Karina Ansolabehere and Tatiana Alfonso Latin America's contribution to constitutionalism / Roberto Gargarella State and law in Latin America : a critical assessment / Lisa Hilbink and Janice Gallagher Legal pluralism and fragmented sovereignties : legality and illegality in latin america / Rachel Sieder Disobeying the law : latin america's culture of noncompliance with rules / Mauricio García Villegas Law and violence in latin america / Julieta Lemaitre Ethnography, bureaucracy and legal knowledge in Latin American state institutions : law's material and technical dimensions / Leticia Barrera and Sergio Latorre Latin American feminist legal theory : taking multiple subordinations seriously / Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra Law and race in Latin America / Tanya Katerí Hernández An agenda for Latin American "law and development" / Pedro Fortes Marxist perspectives on law and inequality in Latin America / Carlos Rivera-Lugo Judicial politics in Latin America / Juan F. González-Bertomeu Supreme and constitutional courts : directions in constitutional justice / Francisca Pou Jimenez Public prosecutors offices in Latin America / Veronica Michel-Luviano Human rights ombudsmen in Latin America / Fredrik Uggla Prisoner capture : welfare, lawfare and warfare in Latin America's overcrowded prisons / Fiona Macaulay Challenges of police reform in Latin America / Lucia Dammert Legal professionals in Latin America at the dawn of the 21st century / Manuel Gómez Legal institutions as arenas for promoting human rights / Karina Ansolabehere Deglobalization and regional human rights / Alexandra Huneeus The judicialization of politics in Latin America / Bruce Wilson and Camila Gianella Society, the state, and recognition of the right to a self-perceived gender identity / Laura Saldivia Menajovsky Law, gender and social movements in Latin America : moral negotiations and uneven victories in feminist legal mobilization / Marta Machado de Assis, Ana Luiza Villela de Viana Bandeira and Fernanda Matsuda Transitional justice and the politics of prosecuting gross human rights violations in Latin America / Elena Martinez Barahona and Martha Liliana Gutiérrez Urban regulation and the Latin American city / Rodrigo Meneses Reyes Landscapes of property : socio-legal perspectives from Latin America / Tatiana Alfonso New influences on legality and justice in Latin America : corruption and organized crime / Linn Hammergen The "new militarism" and the rule of law in Latin American democracies / Julio Ríos-Figueroa Drugs and the law in Latin America : the legal, institutional and social costs of drug policy / Alejandro Madrazo and Catalina Pérez Correa.
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