Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2003

Publication Title

Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America

Abstract

The global transformations that enveloped Latin America over the past decade resulted in uneven consequences for diverse social groups. Scholars witness an increasing tension between a macroeconomic agenda concerned with profitability and local community access to employment and sustenance. As neoliberal reforms intensify Latin America's integration into the world economy, they may adversely impact local communities. Should local people lose their ability to obtain basic rights, will they be able to effectively challenge the neoliberal model? In the absence of more adequate attention to social justice, it is probable that occurrences of local resistance in defense of these rights will escalate.

First Page

59

Last Page

79

DOI

https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203616710

ISSN

9780203616710

Comments

"This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America in 2003, available online: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203616710

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