Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Political Science - 221 pages
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This work analyzes the interactions and international connections of the "civil rights" and "pro-order" coalitions of state and societal actors in the two countries. The author demonstrates that in democratizing contexts, protecting citizens from police abuse and becomes part of a debate about how to deal with issues of public safety and social control and of perceived trade-offs between liberty and security.
 

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Contents

Chapter
15
Chapter
49
1
63
1
80
Explaining an Unexpected Legal Reform in Chile
85
1
105
Chapter Five
111
Chapter
135
Appendix
151
Appendix Three
165
Public Opinion and Levels of Crime
170
108
183
Bibliography
193
126
206
Index
219
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Claudio Fuentes is the Academic Coordinator at the Latin American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO-Chile).

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