Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Formatted Contents Note
Cultures of legality : judicialization and political activism in contemporary Latin America / Alexandra Huneeus, Javier Couso, and Rachel Sieder Legal language and social change during Colombia's economic crisis / Pablo Rueda How courts work : institutions, culture, and the Brazilian Supremo Tribunal Federal / Diana Kapiszewski More power, more rights? The Supreme Court and society in Mexico / Karina Ansolabehere Rejecting the Inter-American Court : judicialization, national courts,and regional human rights / Alexandra Huneeus The transformation of constitutional discourse and the judicialization of politics in Latin America / Javier Couso Legal cultures in the (un)rule of law : indigenous rights and juridification in Guatemala / Rachel Sieder Political activism and the practice of law in Venezuela / Manuel A. Gomez The Mapuche people's battle for indigenous land : litigation as a strategy to defend indigenous land rights / Anne Skjævestad Judicialization in Argentina : legal culture or opportunities and support structures? / Catalina Smulovitz Novel appropriations of the law in the pursuit of political and social change in Latin America / Pilar Domingo.
"This volume explores the changing legal ideas and practices that accompany, cause, and are a consequence of the judicialization of politics in Latin America"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.