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Routledge Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America

Edited by: Rachel Sieder , Karina Ansolabehere , Tatiana Alfonso

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138184459
eBook ISBN: 9781315645193
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An understanding of law and its efficacy in Latin America demands concepts distinct from the hegemonic notions of "rule of law" which have dominated debates on law, politics and society, and that recognize the diversity of situations and contexts characterizing the region.

The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America presents cutting-edge analysis of the central theoretical and applied areas of enquiry in socio-legal studies in the region by leading figures in the study of law and society from Latin America, North America and Europe. Contributors argue that scholarship about Latin America has made vital contributions to longstanding and emerging theoretical and methodological debates on the relationship between law and society.

Key topics examined include:

  • The gap between law-on-the-books and law in action
  • The implications of legal pluralism and legal globalization
  • The legacies of experiences of transitional justice
  • Emerging forms of socio-legal and political mobilization
  • Debates concerning the relationship between the legal and the illegal.

The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America sets out new research agendas for cross-disciplinary socio-legal studies and will be of interest to those studying law, sociology of law, comparative Latin American politics, legal anthropology and development studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Law and Society in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Latin America’s Contribution to Constitutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  State and Law in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Legal Pluralism and Fragmented Sovereignties Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Disobeying the Law Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Law and Violence in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Ethnography, Bureaucracy, and Legal Knowledge in Latin American State Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Latin American Feminist Legal Theory Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Afrodescendants, Law, and Race in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  10:  An Agenda for Latin American “Law and Development” Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Marxist Perspectives on Law and the State in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Judicial Politics in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Supreme and Constitutional Courts Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Public Prosecutor’s Offices in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Human Rights Ombudsmen in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Prisoner Capture Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Challenges of Police Reform in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Legal Professionals in Latin American in the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Legal Institutions as Arenas for Promoting Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Deglobalization and Regional Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Judicialization of Politics in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Society, the State, and Recognition of the Right to a Self-Perceived Gender Identity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Law, Gender, and Social Movements in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Transitional Justice and the Politics of Prosecuting Gross Human Rights Violations in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Urban Regulation and the Latin American City Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Landscapes of Property Download PDF
Chapter  27:  New Influences on Legality and Justice in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The “New Militarism” and the Rule of Law in Latin American Democracies Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Drugs and the Law in Latin America Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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