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By Susan Eckstein, Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

The recent millennium begun with the triumph of democracy and markets. yet for whom is existence simply, how so, and why? and what's being performed to right persisting injustices? mixing macro-level international and nationwide research with in-depth grassroots aspect, the participants spotlight roots of injustices, how they're perceived, and efforts to relieve them. Following up on matters raised within the groundbreaking best-seller strength and well known Protest: Latin American Social hobbies (California, 2001), those essays elucidate how conceptions of justice are socially developed and contested and traditionally contingent, formed by way of people's values and institutionally grounded in real-life reports. The members, a stellar coterie of North and Latin American students, supply clean new insights that deepen our figuring out of social justice as ideology and perform.

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Ecuadorian indigenous peoples, with their claims to autonomy, seek particularized treatment in ways that differentiate them from the national citizenry. The Peruvian indigenous peoples, by contrast, seek a more universalized participation and equality of treatment as citizens of a nation. Meanwhile, in contrast to both the individualistic and collectivistic conceptions, Bolivian indigenous claims tend to be couched in terms of class, namely campesino (peasant farmer) claims to power, influence, and rights.

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Colombia’s 1991 constitution extended collective rights to black communities there and advanced the goal of a pluriethnic and multicultural nation (Gureso, Rosero, and Escobar 1998). The new national vision consecrated in that document served as the basis for incipient blackcommunity mobilizing for cultural, ethnic, and territorial demands in the Pacific portion of the country. Leaders framed the movement partly in terms of the government’s redefinition of citizenship, but they had difficulty getting support that cut across the class divide.

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