1st Edition

Human Rights in Cuba, El Salvador and Nicaragua A Sociological Perspective on Human Rights Abuse

By Mayra Gomez Copyright 2003
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents a historical perspective on patterns of human rights abuse in Cuba, El Salvador and Nicaragua and incorporates international relations in to the traditional theories of state repression found within the social sciences.

    1. Introduction 2. The Idea of Rights: Definitions, Domains and Cornerstone Debates 3. Human Rights Abuse and the Nation-State: Perspectives From the Social Sciences 4. The Intersection of the State, Civil Society and the International System 5. Theoretical Frame and Methodology 6. Patterns of Human Rights and Violations in Cuba 7. Patterns of Human Rights Violations in El Salvador 8. Patterns of Human Rights Violations in Nicaragua 9. Conclusions


    Mayra Gomez

    "A fair and frank assessment acknowledges the enormous Cold War security constaints imposed upon materializing human rights.  Mayra Gomez's stimulating volume does this.  Investigating human rights abuse trajectories--particularly violations of personal integrity rights, across Cuba, El Salvador, and Nicaragua during recent revolutionary transitions--it boldly and successfully tackles some nagging empirical questions historically, theoretically, and methodologically.  Doing so in the context of regional relations, international relations, and comparative politics, helps her open additional dimensions of scholarly atention."

    --Imtiaz Hussain, Universidad Iberoamericana