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Human Rights and Democratization in Latin AmericaUruguay and Chile$
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Alexandra Barahona de Brito

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280385

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280386.001.0001

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The Dynamic of Military Repression in Uruguay and Chile: Ideology and Resistance to Truth and Justice

The Dynamic of Military Repression in Uruguay and Chile: Ideology and Resistance to Truth and Justice

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(p.38) 2 The Dynamic of Military Repression in Uruguay and Chile: Ideology and Resistance to Truth and Justice
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Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America
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Alexandra Barahona de Brito

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280386.003.0003

A comparative examination is made of the breakdown of democratic rule, the repression, and the justification for the methods used by the military in Uruguay and Chile. The description of the nature of the repressive legacy faced by democratizing elites allows an understanding of how the latter shaped the demands of the victims and created different needs and problems for the designing and implementation of legacy policies. The analysis of the military’s attitude towards the human rights issue and the nature and reasons for military resistance to truth and justice during the transitions and beyond, permits an understanding of the political and ideological dynamics of the struggle between the armed forces and the civilian elites attempting to implement such policies.

Keywords:   breakdown of democracy, Chile, democratization, human rights, justice, military repression, military resistance to truth and justice, repression, transition to democracy, truth and justice, Uruguay

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