This book analyzes the impact of past human rights violations on consolidation of new democracies. It focuses on the emergence of an international network of human rights organizations and on the strategic responses of Latin American militaries to international pressures to respect human rights.
1. Introduction: Human Rights and the Construction of Democracy Part 1: Settling Accounts with the Past: Human Rights in Processes of Regime Transition 2. Adjusting the Armed Forces to Democracy: Successes, Failures, and Ambiguities in the Southern Cone 3. Human Rights in Democratization Processes Part 2: The International Scene: Networks and Discourses 4. The Emergence, Evolution, and Effectiveness of the Latin American Human Rights Network 5. The Looting of Democratic Discourse by the Guatemalan Military: Implications for Human Rights Part 3: Citizenship in Democracy: Some Conceptual Issues 6. Citizenship Revisited: Solidarity, Responsibility, and Rights 7. The State, the Market, and Democratic Citizenship Part 4: Structures of Discrimination: Individual and Collective Rights 8. Indigenous Rights: Some Conceptual Problems 9. Racial Inequalities in Brazil and Throughout Latin America: Timid Responses to Disguised Racism 10. Women, Gender, and Human Rights 11. Crime and Individual Rights: Reframing the Question of Violence in Latin America Part 5: Conclusion 12. Convergence and Diversity: Reflections on Human Rights