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During the final fifteen years Latin American governments reformed their constitutions to acknowledge indigenous rights. The participants to this ebook argue that those adjustments publish primary demanding situations to approved notions of democracy, citizenship and improvement within the quarter. utilizing case experiences from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru, they learn the ways that new felony frameworks were carried out, appropriated and contested inside of a much wider context of increasing monetary and criminal globalization, highlighting the most important implications for social coverage, human rights and social justice.
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Additional resources for Multiculturalism in Latin America: Indigenous Rights, Diversity and Democracy
Eber, Christine (2001), ‘Buscando una nueva vida: Liberation Through Autonomy in San Pedro Chenalhó, 1970–1998’, Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 45–72. Hernández Navarro, Luis (1999), ‘Ethnic Identity and Politics in Oaxaca’, in Wayne A. Cornelius, Todd A. 153–73. Fakaria, Zareed (1997), ‘The Rise of Illiberal Democracy’, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 22–43. Kymlicka, Will (2000), ‘American Multiculturalism and the “Nations Within”’, in Duncan Ivison, Paul Patton and Will Sanders (eds), Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge).
On Peru see Yrigoyen in this volume. Van Cott points to two variables accounting for the degree to which legal pluralism has been successfully implemented in Latin America: ‘the extent to which multiple legal systems are able to operate without interference, and the extent to which conflicts among legal systems are managed institutionally’ (2000b: 209). She notes that jurisdictional conflicts have not occurred in Bolivia, a country with a majority indigenous population. This she attributes largely to the minimal presence of state courts outside urban areas, the tendency to date of indigenous people to support customary law, and the state judiciary’s reluctance to intervene in indigenous conflict resolution (2000b: 230–4).
Kymlicka, Will (1995), Multicultural Citizenship, Clarendon Press (Oxford). Mattiace, Shannan L. (2001), ‘Regional Renegotiations of Space: Tojolabal Ethnic Identity in Las Margaritas, Chiapas’, Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 73–97. O’Donnell, Guillermo (1996), ‘The State, Democratization, and Some Conceptual Problems’, in William C. Smith, Carlos H. Acuña and Eduardo A. Gamarra (eds), Latin American Political Economy in the Age of Neoliberal Reform: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives for the 1990s, North-South Center, University of Miami (Miami).