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The Legacy of Human-Rights Violations in the Southern Cone
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The Legacy of Human-Rights Violations in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay

Luis Roniger and Mario Sznajder

Abstract

The new democracies of the Southern Cone have publicly professed to reject and condemn the uses of the state power in various forms against citizens under military rule, thus dissociating themselves from their predecessors. And yet the experiences of military rule have become a grim legacy, raising major issues and dilemmas to the forefront of the public agenda. This book analyses the struggles and debates, the institutional paths and crises that took place in these societies following redemocratization in the 1980s and 1990s, as they confronted the legacy of violations committed under previou ... More

Keywords: Southern Cone, state power, military rule, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, redemocratization, normative principles, political contingency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296157
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296157.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Roniger, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mario Sznajder, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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