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Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities

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Description for Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities Hardcover. Featuring much original fieldwork across a broad array of case studies, this cutting edge volume focuses on questions not only of crime, insecurity and violence but also of Latin American cities' ability to respond to these problems in creative and productive ways. Editor(s): Koonings, Kees; Kruijt, Dirk. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1KL; JFFE; JHB. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 146 x 223 x 16. Weight in Grams: 366.
Why are Latin American cities amongst the most violent in the world? Over the past decades Latin America has not only become the most urbanised of the regions of the so-called global South, it has also been the scene of the urbanisation of poverty and exclusion. Overall regional homicides rates are the highest in the world, a fact closely related to the spread and use of firearms by male youths, who are frequently involved in local and translocal forms of organised crime. In response, governments and law enforcements agencies have been facing mounting pressure to address violence through repressive strategies, ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Zed Books
Condition
New
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781780324579
SKU
V9781780324579
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About
Kees Koonings is associate professor of development studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University. He is also professor of Brazilian studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and attached to CEDLA (the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation). Dirk Kruijt is professor emeritus of development studies in the ... Read more

Reviews for Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities
Highly recommended - this crucially important volume focuses on the hope that is present in some of the world's most violent urban spaces.
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An important collection that calls attention not only to the fracture and fragility of Latin American cities, but to their resilience in responding to endemic violence and inequality. A valuable contribution sure to be ... Read more

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