Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
xi, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
Law, development and globalization.
Formatted Contents Note
Remapping law and society in Latin America : visions and topics for a new legal cartography /César Rodríguez Garavito Inequality and the subversion of the rule of law /Oscar Vilhena Vieira Constitution or barbarism? : how to rethink law in "lawless" spaces /Julieta Lemaitre Ineffectiveness of the law and the culture of noncompliance with rules in Latin America /Mauricio García Villegas Latin American constitutionalism : social rights and the "engine room" of the constitution /Roberto Gargarella The recent transformation of constitutional law in Latin America : trends and challenges /Rodrigo Uprimny Constitutions in action : the impact of judicial activism on socioeconomic rights in Latin America /César Rodríguez Garavito Indigenous peoples' rights and the law in Latin America /Rachel Sieder The panorama of pluralist constitutionalism : from multiculturalism to decolonization /Raquel Z. Yrigoyen Fajardo Autonomy and subsidiarity : the inter-American system of human rights vs. national justice systems /Victor Abramovich Freedom of expression in the Americas : persistent problems and emerging challenges /Catalina Botero Marino Inter-American constitutionalism : the interaction between human rights and progressive constitutional law in Latin America /Jorge Contesse Judicial review and rights protection in Latin America : the debate on the regionalization of activism /Francisca Pou Giménez Citizen insecurity and human rights : toward the deconstruction of the security discourse and a new criminal law /Ramiro Ávila Santamaria.
''Legal thought and practice in Latin America has changed dramatically in the last two decades. First : new constitutions or constitutional reforms have marked the transition to democracy of the vast majority of the countries in the region and introduced fundamental institutional innovations, such as judicial review. Second : processes of globalization have had profound impacts on Latin American law. On the one hand, together with the liberalization of national economies, there has been an intensive importation of legal ideas and institutions, from the commercial and financial regulations promoted by the World Bank and World Trade Organization, to the adversarial criminal justice system inspired by the United States. On the other hand, the globalization of human rights has had a fundamental impact as demonstrated by the multiplication of laws, institutions, and public debates about the rights of groups that historically faced discrimination, and about the punishment of serious human rights violations committed by past or present authoritarian governments. After more than twenty years, these and other processes have not only radically altered the institutional landscape of the region, but also produced academic and practical innovations that are of global interest. Law and Society in Latin America offers the first systematic assessment by leading Latin American legal scholars of these momentous transformations, painting a portrait of the new Latin American legal thought for an international audience"-- Provided by publisher.
"A GlassHouse book."
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.