Militarized Democracies

The Neoliberal Mexican State and the Chiapas Uprising

in Social Analysis
Heidi Moksnes Uppsala University

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The neoliberal state, this article argues, displays structural contradictions between the need to create economic stability and the demand to display democratic structures where the human rights of the citizens are respected. As the discourse of human rights is increasingly used also by marginalized groups, the apparent convergence in human rights objectives may be a dangerous illusion.

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