The Friendly Liquidation of the Past (Paperback)

The Politics of Diversity in Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

By Donna Lee Van Cott

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822957294, 360pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2000

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Description

Based on interviews with more than 100 participants, Van Cott demonstrates how social issues were placed on the constitutional reform agenda and transformed into the nation’s highest law. She follows each reform for five years to assess early results of what she calls an emerging model of multicultural constitutionalism.


Praise For The Friendly Liquidation of the Past: The Politics of Diversity in Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

"A sophisticated analysis of the push to recognize indigenous rights in Bolivia and Colombia . . . Placing her analysis in a broad comparative framework, Van Cott makes clear that these issues resonate profoundly wherever the traditional model of a culturally homogenous nation-state is under challenge." 
--Foreign Affairs