Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America

Topic: 
Conflict, Crime and Violence
Politics and Economy
Year: 
2012
Review by: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Author(s): 
William Ascher (editor)
Natalia S. Mirovitskaya (editor)
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
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Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America explores the links between Latin American governments' economic policies and the nature and dynamics of inter-group violence. Based on the patterns of ten countries, the contributions to this volume trace the remarkable transformation from open ideological conflict to the explosion of social (seemingly apolitical) violence, the upsurge of urban crime, and the confrontations over natural resources and drugs across the region spanning from Mexico to Argentina. The variations in economic success and in conflict prevention and transformation can guide policymakers, development professionals, and activists committed to conflict-sensitive development.

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