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Sovereign emergencies : Latin America and the making of global human rights politics

Author: Patrick William Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Human rights in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This series showcases new scholarship exploring the backgrounds of human rights today. With an open-ended chronology and international perspective, the series seeks works attentive to the surprises and contingencies in the historical origins and legacies of human rights ideals and interventions. Books in the series will focus not only on the intellectual antecedents and foundations of human rights, but also on the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick William Kelly
ISBN: 9781107163249 1107163242 9781316615119 1316615111
OCLC Number: 1007508691
Description: xx, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Torture in Brazil --
The emergency in Chile --
Transnational solidarity --
Redefining sovereignty --
The origins of American human rights activism --
The global specter of Argentina's disappeared --
Argentina and the inter-American system --
Epilogue. The promise and limits of the human rights cascade.
Series Title: Human rights in history.
Responsibility: Patrick William Kelly.

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Examines how and why activists and politicians concerned about Latin American state violence challenged prevailing ideas about sovereignty and social activism by arguing for the inviolability of  Read more...

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