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By Ilena Rodriguez

ISBN-10: 0822943689

ISBN-13: 9780822943686

ISBN-10: 0822960192

ISBN-13: 9780822960195

In Liberalism at Its Limits, Ileana Rodríguez considers a number of Latin American international locations that govern less than the identify of liberalism but show a stunning variety of nondemocratic features.  In her political, cultural, and philosophical research, she examines those environments during which liberalism turns out to have reached its limits, because the universalizing undertaking supplies strategy to rampant nonstate violence, gross inequality, and neocolonialism. 

Focusing on Guatemala, Colombia, and Mexico, Rodríguez indicates how general liberal types fail to account for brand new types of violence and exploitation, which in truth persist with from particular clashes among liberal ideology and native perform. taking a look at those tensions in the ostensibly well-ordered country, Rodríguez exposes how the misperception and misuse of liberal rules are in the back of realities of political turmoil, and questions no matter if liberalism is actually an ideology enough to empower populations and transition geographical regions into democratic roles within the worldwide order. 

In this manner, Liberalism at Its Limits bargains a serious exam of the pressured becoming of liberal versions to Latin American international locations and reasserts cross-cultural communique as an important to greedy the real hyperlink among various structures of price and politics.

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