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Left in Transformation : Uruguayan Exiles and the Latin American Human Rights Network, 1967 -1984 - Vania Markarian

Left in Transformation

Uruguayan Exiles and the Latin American Human Rights Network, 1967 -1984

Hardcover Published: 4th October 2007
ISBN: 9780415975971
Number Of Pages: 263

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This book takes an innovative look at international relations. Focusing on the worldwide campaign against abuses by the right-wing authoritarian regime in Uruguay (1973-1984), it explores how norms and ideas interact with political interests, both global and domestic. It examines joint actions by differently-motivated actors such as the leftist activists who had to flee Uruguay in these years, the Organization of American States, The United Nations, Amnesty International, and the United States. It traces language and procedures for making their claims. The chief goal, however, is to peruse the specific reasons that led these actors to endorse the central core of liberal rights that gave foundation to this system. A close examination of the available documents shows that even as they joined efforts to protest abuses, they were still pursuing their individual agendas, which is often overlooked in the existing scholarship on human rights transnational activism. The book pays special attention to the Uruguayan exiles, analyzing why and how leftist activists and leaders adopted the human rights language, which had so far been used to attack communism in the context of the Cold War.

From hope to despair : Uruguay in the twentieth centuryp. 9
Revolution in Uruguay : an introduction to leftist politics, 1967-73p. 33
Reorientation abroad : Uruguayan exiles and transnational politics, 1973-76p. 67
Worldwide fragmentation : transnational human rights and national politics, 1976-80p. 107
Returning to Uruguay : from transnational human rights to transitional politics, 1981-84p. 143
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ISBN: 9780415975971
ISBN-10: 0415975972
Series: Latin American Studies: Social Sciences & Law
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 4th October 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.49  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1