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Contesting Citizenship in Latin America
The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics

  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521534802

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  • Deborah Yashar analyzes the contemporary and uneven emergence of Latin American indigenous movements--addressing both why indigenous identities have become politically salient in the contemporary period and why they have translated into significant political organizations in some places and not others. She argues that ethnic politics can best be explained through a comparative historical approach that analyzes three factors: changing citizenship regimes, social networks, and political associational space--providing insight into the fragility and unevenness of Latin America's third wave democracies.

    • Articulates a novel argument about why people choose to mobilize around ethnic identities and when social movements emerge in the process
    • Provides original material on indigenous movements in three countries: Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru
    • Defines the ways in which indigenous movements are advancing debates about multiculturalism
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...a rigorous theoretical framework to a study of democratic issues related to ethnic movements...the book...will inspire students in international relations, political science, indigenous studies and sociology of development."
    Political Studies Review

    American Journal of Sociology, William I. Robinson

    "This is an excellent book and a worthy addition to the series of volumes on collective violence and political movements in the Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics."
    Perspectives on Politics, Waltraud Queiser Morales, University of Central Florida

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521534802
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical Framing:
    1. Questions, approaches, and cases
    2. Citizenship regimes, the state, and ethnic cleavages
    3. The argument: indigenous mobilization in Latin America
    Part II. The Cases:
    4. Ecuador: Latin America's strongest indigenous movement
    5. The Ecuadorian Andes and ECUARUNARI
    6. The Ecuadorian Amazon and CONFENAIE
    7. Forming the National Confederation, CONAIE
    8. Bolivia: strong regional movements
    9. The Bolivian Andes: the Kataristas and their legacy
    10. The Bolivian Amazon
    11. Peru: weak national movements and subnational variation
    12. Peru. Ecuador, and Bolivia: most similar cases
    13. No national indigenous movement: explaining the Peruvian anomaly
    14. Explaining subnational variation
    15. Conclusion:
    16. Democracy and the postliberal challenge in Latin America.

  • Author

    Deborah J. Yashar, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Deborah J. Yashar is Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is the author of Demanding Democracy: Reform and Reaction in Costa Rica and Guatemala, 1870s-1950s (Stanford University Press) as well as articles and chapters on democratization, ethnic politics, collective action, and globalization.

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