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Sovereign Emergencies.

Author: Patrick William Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Human rights in history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kelly, Patrick William.
Sovereign Emergencies.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick William Kelly
ISBN: 9781316678749 1316678741
OCLC Number: 1034564891
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Contents: List of figures; Introduction; 1. Torture in Brazil; 2. The emergency in Chile; 3. Transnational solidarity; 4. Redefining sovereignty; 5. The origins of American human rights activism; 6. The global specter of Argentina's disappeared; 7. Argentina and the inter-American system; Epilogue: the promise and limits of the human rights cascade; Index.
Series Title: Human rights in history.


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'In this lucid, informed, and clear account, Kelly shows how a succession of regimes in the 1960s, 70s and 80s chose the human body as their staging ground for ideological warfare, and how out of Read more...

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