Readership: Students and scholars of ethnic identity and politics, social movements, ethnic identities, and/or politics in Mexico and Latin America. Also suitable for courses on economic development, rural development, and public opinion.
Edited by Todd A. Eisenstadt, Professor and Chair of Government, American University, Edited by Michael S. Danielson, PhD candidate in Government, American University, Edited by Moises Jaime Bailon Corres, former President of the Commission on Indigenous Affairs, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Edited by Carlos Sorroza Polo, Research Professor, Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca
Todd A. Eisenstadt is Professor and former Chair of the Government Department at American University. He is author of Politics, Identity and Mexico's Indigenous Rights
Movements, which received the 2012 Van Cott Prize from the Latin American Studies Association for best book in Latin American Political Institutions.
Michael S. Danielson is a comparative politics PhD candidate at American University.
Moises Jaime Bailón Corres is a former advisor to the Controller General of Oaxaca, in the Secretariat of Government of the Republic, and was a member of the Oaxaca State Congress from 1995 to 1998. As a state congressman, he served as President of the Commission on Indigenous Affairs.
Carlos Sorroza Polo is Research Professor at the Institute of Sociological Research of Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez
"This book offers an insightful analysis of recent reforms in Latin America that have expanded the state's recognition of multicultural rights, customary law and indigenous autonomy. While these reforms are often studied in isolation, the editors adopt a more ambitious research design, bringing together scholars who have examined similar reforms in the two different parts of Latin America where multicultural policies have gone the furthest: Mexico and the Central Andes. Based on original research at the sub-municipal, municipal and national levels in these two regions, the volume offers compelling answers to some of the most important questions posed by
multicultural reforms." - Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California-Santa Cruz
"The authors in this volume ask penetrating questions about the nature of indigenous autonomy movements in Latin America while avoiding idealized rhetoric and oversimplification. The book's comparative framework and clear commitment to bringing empirical case knowledge to bear on important normative debates represent an innovative approach that helps to deepen our understanding of the complex political reality that is lived by millions of Latin America's indigenous citizens." - Matthew Cleary, Associate Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public
Affairs, Syracuse University
Introduction: Reconciling Liberal Pluralism and Group Rights: A Comparative Perspective on the "Oaxaca Experiment" in Multiculturalism - Todd A. Eisenstadt
1) Ambivalent Multiculturalisms: Perversity, Futility and Jeopardy in Latin America - José Antonio Lucero
2) Constitutional Multiculturalism in Chiapas and Beyond: Hollow Reforms to Nullify Autonomy Rights - Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor (translated by Drew McKelvey).
MULTICULTURAL AND AUTONOMY MOVEMENTS IN THE ANDES
3) Uses of Autonomy: The Evolution of Multicultural Discourse in Bolivian Politics - Erik Cooke
4) Bolivia's New Multicultural Constitution: The 2009 Constitution in Historical and Comparative Perspective - Miguel Centellas
5) The Crisis of the Indigenous Movement and the Ambiguities in Indigenous Rights in Ecuador in the 21st Century - Carmen Martinez Novo
MULTICULTURAL AND AUTONOMY MOVEMENTS IN OAXACA, MEXICO
6) What We Need are New Customs: Multiculturality, Autonomy and Citizenship in Mexico and the Lessons of Oaxaca - Víctor Leonel Juan Martínez (translated by Michael S. Danielson)
7) Political Subsystems in Oaxaca's Usos y Costumbres Municipalities: An Analysis of the Civil-Religious Service Background of Mayors - Carlos Sorroza Polo and Michael S. Danielson (translated by Drew McKelvy)
8) Community Strength and Customary Law: Explaining Migrant Participation in Indigenous Oaxaca - Michael S. Danielson
THE STATE AND MULTICULTURAL RIGHTS: ENABLER OR MENACE?
9) Multicultural Reforms for Mexico's 'Tranquil' Indians in Yucatán - Shannan Mattiace
10) Balancing Tensions Between Communitarian and Individual Rights and the Challenges These Present for Multicultural States - Todd Eisenstadt and Willibald Sonnleitner