Yashar, Deborah J. “Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous Movements and Democracy in Latin America.” Comparative Politics 31:1 (1998): 23-42.

SAMPLE ANN07_Yashar 2OTATION: From the Annotated Bibliography: “Indigenous Rights in Latin America: The Gap between Doctrine and Reality” By Dan Ruge, M.A. student at Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Yashar, Deborah J. “Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous Movements and Democracy in Latin America.” Comparative Politics 31:1 (1998): 23-42.

The author uses a historically grounded comparative analysis to argue that indigenous movements have emerged in Latin America in opposition to the State and to the disadvantageous terms of indigenous citizenship. The article examines the emergence of indigenous political organizations and their success in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico, yet not in Peru. The author explores the presence of peasant rights groups in Peru that have been successful in place of these indigenous political groups. The article is insightful as it highlights the reasons for the formation and the successes or failures of indigenous groups in each of these countries.

For the original version, see: Review Digest-Human Rights in Latin America Vol 2 (2009)

About Marian Schlotterbeck

Historian of Modern Latin America Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis

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