CHAMADA DE ARTIGOS: DOSSIÊ DEMOCRATIZAÇÃO E JUSTIÇA DE TRANSIÇÃO NA AMÉRICA LATINA
The South American Journal of Political Science opens call for articles on the Dossier: DEMOCRATIZATION AND JUSTICE OF TRANSITION IN LATIN AMERICA.
Between the 1960s and 1990s, several Latin American countries lived under authoritarian regimes responsible for a massive set of human rights violations. Aimed at combating communism and inspired by the National Security Doctrine (DSN), dictatorships installed in the countries of the Southern Cone (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay) persecuted, arrested, tortured, killed and disappeared thousands of people considered enemies of the state. In the context of "3rd. Democracy Wave "analyzed by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington (1994), processes of transition to democracy began to take place in the region, gradually leading to the establishment of democratic regimes. The end of the National Security dictatorships in the countries of the Southern Cone was marked by particularities in each case. Although different, the transition processes in the region were all marked by similar demands as to how countries would deal with the balance of repression. What would be remembered in the new democracies? Who would be punished for the crimes committed on behalf of the DSN? How and when would the trials take place? Would the victims be compensated? Is there some other kind of repair? What prevents or does not elaborate memory policies in the region? Would the institutions be reformed? What remains of dictatorships today? The questions formulated are directly related to the debate that, in the last decades, is made around the concept of transitional justice. Based on the presented context, the dossier organized for the South American Journal of Political Science is intended for researchers: a) to analyze the different policies implemented to deal with the demands for memory, truth and justice in the region; b) analyze the political disputes established by sectors of these societies around the issue of norms that, like the Brazilian amnesty, were created with a view to the impunity of agents of repression; c) to deepen analyzes aligned with the debate on transitional justice, understanding the relations between the memory of the period, the memory policies that have been established and their relation with authoritarian legacies that may be repercussions in the short, medium and long term in the new democracies.
Submission Deadlines: 12/13/2018 to 3/31/2019 Countries: Brazil
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Andres del Rio (UFF) and Prof. Dr. Carlos Artur Gallo (UFPel)