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Latin America's Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human Rights

Todd A. Eisenstadt, Michael S. Danielson, Moises Jaime Bailon Corres, and Carlos Sorroza Polo


Throughout the Americas indigenous people have been arguing that they should be entitled, as “first peoples,” to representation in local, national, and international fora in a capacity different from that of other civil society groups. This book began as an inquiry into subnational multicultural rights recognition in Oaxaca, Mexico, where constitutional reforms recognized the rights to Indigenous municipalities to self-determination with respect local election procedures, known as “usos y costumbres.” Taking the Oaxaca case as its core empirical referent, the book brings together perhaps the m ... More

Keywords: autonomy, multiculturalism, indigenous rights, customary law, recognition, human rights, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatán

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936267
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd A. Eisenstadt, editor
American University

Michael S. Danielson, editor
American University

Moises Jaime Bailon Corres, editor
Oaxaca, Mexico


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