The rise of left Governments in South America. An assessement of its effects on the International Law Order

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Chibilit, Mwila
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This Dissertation is premised on the recent development witnessed particularly in Latin America where most States have been taken over by Left Governments. The background of this research was therefore prompted by that development. My main areas of introspection and research where why this sudden shift of economic policy by these countries from liberal ideals to socialist kind of policies. I was therefore interested in making a finding as to what this shift of ideology particularly in Latin, meant on the International Law Order. To do that the main objective of this research as stated has been centred on an analysis of the growing wave of leftist governments in South America and other parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. This is to ensure a broader understanding of the meaning of the shift of ideology especially on the International Law Order. A historical as well as current interpretation of leftism is undertaken.Because of the technical nature of this research, the objectives are met by referring to a number of authorities on this matter. Information is drawn from authors who have exhaustively analysed the issue relating to left-wing politics and its inclination to communist and socialist ideologies. The research thus attends to the current emergence of left- wing governments and politics by taking special studies on exemplary countries. Consultations are made to prominent scholars and analysts on the subject within higher institutions of academics. It then assess the impact of this growing influence of leftism on international law order by looking at the international trade and human rights instruments that form part of the cornerstone of modem international law. The human rights records of past socialist regimes are reviewed as well as the efforts of democratisation by Latin America.In that regard, Chapter One of the research addresses the historical background of left-wing type of politics and show the relationship of this type of ideology with those of communism and socialism. Chapter two outlines the international Law Order as well as the effects of Latin America's shift to the left on the International Law Order. Chapter three highlights the global leftist influence and the South American Democratic Status. The last Chapter draws recommendations and conclusions.
International Law