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Civil society and the state in left-led Latin America : challenges and limitations to democratization

Civil society and the state in left-led Latin America : challenges and limitations to democratization / edited by Barry Cannon and Peadar Kirby.
9781780322056 (hb)
1780322054 (hb)
9781780322049 (pb)
1780322046 (pb)
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Physical Description
xi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Timely and unique, this innovative volume critically examines the role of civil society throughout left-led Latin America. Featuring case studies from across the region, from the Bolivian Constitution to participative budgeting in Brazil to the communal councils in Venezuela, the book investigates to what extent these new initiatives are redefining relations between the state and civil society. Does the return to an active state in Latin America imply the incorporation of civil society representatives in decision making? Is the new left delivering on the promise of participatory democracy and a redefinition of citizenship, or are we witnessing a new democratic deficit? A wide-ranging analysis of a vital issue, both for Latin America and beyond."--P. [4] of cover.
Added to Catalog
February 21, 2014
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-232) and index.
Introduction. Globalization, democratization and state-civil society relations in left-led Latin America / Peadar Kirby and Barry Cannon
section 1. State-civil society relations : case studies. Reconfiguring the state/society complex in Venezuela / Thomas Muhr
State-civil society relations in post-crisis Argentina / Christopher Wylde
Civil society-state relations in left-led El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua / Barry Cannon and Mo Hume
Rafael Correa's government, social movements and civil society in Ecuador / Carlos De la Torre
Re-evaluating participatory governance in Brazil / Bernhard Leubolt ... [et al.]
State-civil society relations during student mobilizations in Chile in 2006 and 2011 / René Jara Reyes
section 2. Localized conflicts in a globalized age : extractivism, social policy and participation in left-led states. The return of the state and new extractivism : what about civil society? / Barbara Hogenboom
Indigenous and peasant participation in resource governance in Bolivia and Peru / Almut Schilling-Vacaflor and David Vollrath
Chile's mining unions and the 'new left', 1990-2010 / Jewellord T. Nem Singh
section 3. The global, the national and the local : broadening participation? Civil society participation : poverty reduction in Bolivia, Honduras and Nicaragua / Sarah Hunt
New left governments, civil society and constructing a social dimension in Mercosur / José Briceño Ruiz
Conclusion. Civil society-state relations in left-led Latin America : deepening democratization? / Barry Cannon and Peadar Kirby.
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