Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile

1st Edition

Claudio Fuentes

Routledge
Published July 27, 2012
Reference - 236 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415646970 - CAT# Y143328
Series: Latin American Studies

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Summary

This work analyzes the interactions and international connections of the "civil rights" and "pro-order" coalitions of state and societal actors in the two countries. The author demonstrates that in democratizing contexts, protecting citizens from police abuse and becomes part of a debate about how to deal with issues of public safety and social control and of perceived trade-offs between liberty and security.

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