1st Edition

Beyond the Barricades Women, Civil Society, and Participation After Democratization in Latin America

By Tracy Fitzsimmons Copyright 2000
    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    205 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2000. Beyond the Barricades explores how a transition to democracy affects civil society by tracing the levels and arenas of organized participation both before and after democratization. The group hardest hit by this transition to democracy is women who are often surprise to discover that democracies do not necessarily yield more gender equality or more opportunities for participation than dictatorships.

    Preface and Acknowledgments; Figures and Tables; Acronyms; Chapter 1: Theoretical Paradoxes of Participation During and After Democratization; Chapter 2: Organizing the Past: Participation and Civil Society in Chile; Chapter 3: Mobilization or De-mobilization? Participation Levels and Democratization; Chapter 4: Organizational Transformation: Taking Politics Out of Democracy; Chapter 5: Organizational Transformation: Recycling for the Environment; Chapter 6:Barren Streets and Empty Households: What Went Awry with Women's Organizing? Chapter 7: Surfing the Democratization Wave: A View of Post-Transition Civil Society; Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index.


    Tracy Fitzsimmons