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Political violence in Latin America.

Jack Davis

Political violence in Latin America.

by Jack Davis

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Published by International Institute for Strategic Studies in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Latin America -- Politics and government

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesAdelphi papers -- no. 85
    ContributionsInternational Institute for Strategic Studies.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p.
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13582668M
    OCLC/WorldCa619906

    Crime and violence affect the lives of millions of people in Latin America. Some consider social inequality to be a major contributing factor to levels of violence in Latin America, where the state fails to prevent crime and organized crime takes over State control in areas where the State is unable to assist the society such as in impoverished communities.   The tensions and imbalances and injustices created in this long struggle are manifested in many ways, such as the gang warfare, corruption and violence today leading to powerful desire to migrate to the U. S. If you want specifics, try A New History of Modern Latin America published last year by the University of California Press. I can’t.

    With standout contributions, this book will be of interest to students of comparative politics, both of violence in a cross-national context and of more traditional Latin American politics." - Lars Schoultz, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Political Science, . Get this from a library! Political violence and economic development in Latin America: issues and evidence. [Andrés Solimano; United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Economic Development Division.].

    Get this from a library! Resistance to political violence in Latin America: documenting atrocity. [Oriana Bernasconi;]. Praise “Violent Democracies in Latin America is a welcome addition to cross-disciplinary studies of Latin American politicsViolent Democracies forces the readers to consider each case study in its specificity and the common problems of the region as a whole, which is, I would submit, the only way to address the problem of violence in today’s Latin American states.”.


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Political Violence in Latin America offers the reader an exceptional analysis of the dynamics of social revolutionary conflicts. In an original comparison of three case studies, the book explores the development of political violence throughout episodes of social : Jorg Le Blanc.

Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America: Lambert, Peter, Fowler, W., McNab, Chris: : by: 7. Latin America has a long history of political violence with domestic conflicts of different intensity, ideological origins, players and dynamics.

This paper discusses the main economic and political determinants of conflict and terrorism and provides empirical evidence on the incidence and nature of these phenomena in the Latin American region in the second half of the 20th century and early 21st First published: 14 Jan, Latin America is the most violent region on the planet.¹ The continent has suffered waves of repressive authoritarian rule, organized armed insurgency and civil war, violent protest, and, especially in recent decades, very high rates of criminal violence.

Born of the clash between Europe and the New World, violence has been a staple of Latin American history, culture, and politics since the colonial period. This book looks at human rights violations across Latin America and Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile. It examines how state violence, atrocities, denunciation and resistance have affected civilians, activists and victims alike post-dictatorship, post-apartheid and post-colonialism.

Violence and Crime in Latin America: Representations and Politics: Santamaría, Gema, Carey Jr., David, Davis, Diane E, Menjívar, Cecilia: : Books. & FREE : Paperback. This topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America, and the violent struggle for political power that has defined Latin American history since independence.

The result is an original, fascinating contribution to an increasingly important field of study. Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America Chris McNab, Peter Lambert This highly topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America and the violent struggle for political power that has defined Latin American history.

of political violence based on empirical case studies of Asian and Latin American domestic conflicts, and on secondary literature about a variety of case studies from Africa, Europe and North America. So widely documented is the participation of the School’s graduates in torture, murder, and political repression throughout Latin America that in the School officially changed its name to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security by: The Politics of Violence in Latin America challenges dominant structural perspectives on the causes of violence in the region by examining the role that human agency plays in a wide range of cases.

Abandoning the excessive determinism of structuralist perspectives, it offers what Policzer calls the “optimism of possibility” as a starting point for devising new approaches to an age-old regional problem. This book examines the struggles that unfolded in Latin America over the memory of the pasts of political violence experienced by the countries of the continent in the second half of the twentieth century: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

About this book Introduction This topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America, and the violent struggle for political power that has defined Latin American history since independence.

Get this from a library. The politics of violence in Latin America. [Pablo Policzer;] -- "Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. It has suffered waves of repressive authoritarian rule, organized armed insurgency and civil war, violent protest, and ballooning rates.

Political violence in Latin America. London, International Institute for Strategic Studies [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Jack Davis; International Institute for Strategic Studies. Political Violence in Latin America offers the reader an exceptional analysis of the dynamics of social revolutionary conflicts.

In an original comparison of three case studies, the book explores the development of political violence throughout episodes of social conflict. A Short List of the Most Lethal CIA Interventions in Latin America.

By Gary G. Kohls, MD. enforced disappearances and assassinations. The organization incites violence, uprisings and military rebellion, and causes economic chaos and misery to the people through scarcity of basic foods, etc.

revolutionary movements spread through Latin. This edited volume explores political violence and genocide in Latin America during the Cold War, examining this in light of the United States’ hegemonic position on the continent.

Using case studies based on the regimes of Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay, this book shows how. For more than two decades Latin America has been portrayed as the most violent continent in the world (Bergman ; Ceobanu, Charles, and Ludmila ; Tulchin & Ruthenburg ).Despite the vast amount of scholarship, policy recommendations, and policy implementation, much of it inspired in the United States’ policing model (Wacquant ), the level of violence remains high Cited by: 1.

This book will be of interest to students of Latin American politics, US foreign policy, human rights and terrorism and political violence in general. Marcia Esparza is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

This book focuses on emotional engagement in academic research with victims of violence and testimonial documentation in Latin America. It examines the recent history of resistance to violence and political repression in Latin America, highlighting the role of emotions in the political sphere.The best books on Latin American Politics recommended by Patricio Navia.

Political scientist Patricio Navia discusses how the identity of Latin America is inextricably bound up with its colonial history, why Latin American voters elect left-wing leaders, and how social inclusion is necessary for Latin America to realise its full potential. Resistance to Political Violence in Latin America: Documenting Atrocity (1st ed.

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