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The Politics of Exile in Latin America addresses exile as a major mechanism of institutional exclusion used by all types of governments in the region against their own citizens, while they often provided asylum to aliens fleeing persecution. The work is the first systematic analysis of Latin American exile on a continental and transnational basis and on a long-term perspective. It traces variations in the saliency of exile among different expelling and receiving countries; across different periods; with different paths of exile, both elite and massive; and under authoritarian and democratic contexts. The project integrates theoretical hindsight and empirical findings, analyzing the importance of exile as a recent and contemporary phenomenon, while reaching back to its origins and phases of development. It also addresses presidential exile, the formation of Latin American communities of exiles worldwide, and the role of exiles in shaping the collective identities of these countries.
Mario Sznajder holds the Leon Blum Chair in Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also Research Fellow at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. Among his works are the books The Birth of Fascist Ideology (with Zeev Sternhell y Maia Asheri), Constructing Collective Identities and Shaping Public Spheres: Latin American Paths (co-edited with Luis Roniger), and The Legacy of Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile and Uruguay (with Luis Roniger). He has also published numerous articles on fascism, democracy, and human rights. Luis Roniger is Reynolds Professor of Latin American Studies and Politics at Wake Forest University. Roniger's publications include books such as Patrons, Clients and Friends (with Shmuel N. Eisenstadt), Hierarchy and Trust in Modern Mexico and Brazil, The Legacy of Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone (with Mario Sznajder), The Collective and the Public in Latin America (co-edited with Tamar Herzog), Globality and Multiple Modernities (co-edited with Carlos Waisman), and Transnationalism in Central America.