Ideas about law are undergoing dramatic change in Latin America. The consolidation of democracy as the predominant form of government and the proliferation of transnational legal instruments have ushered in an era of new legal conceptions and practices. Law has become a core focus of political movements and policy-making. This volume explores the changing legal ideas and practices that accompany, cause, and are a consequence of the judicialization of politics in Latin America. It is the product of a three-year international research effort, sponsored by the Law and Society Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and the Ford Foundation, that gathered leading and emerging scholars of Latin American courts from across disciplines and across continents.
In this volume:
- Cultures of legality: Judicialization and political activism in contemporary Latin America
Huneeus, Alexandra, Javier Couso and Rachel Sieder
- Legal cultures in the (un)rule of law: Indigenous rights and juridification in Guatemala
Petroleum resources, institutions and politics: An introduction to the book.
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Donald Mmari and Kendra Dupuy
Governing petroleum resources: Prospects and challenges for Tanzania