Contesting the Iron Fist
Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile (Latin American Studies)
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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.
Routledge, 9780415971690, 236pp.
Publication Date: December 26, 2004
About the Author
Claudio Fuentes is the Academic Coordinator at the Latin American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO-Chile).