Fractured Cities: Social Exclusion, Urban Violence and Contested Spaces in Latin America

  • Title: Fractured Cities: Social Exclusion, Urban Violence and Contested Spaces in Latin America
  • Author: Dirk Kruijt
  • ISBN: 9781842777312
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fractured Cities Social Exclusion Urban Violence and Contested Spaces in Latin America As cities sprawl across Latin America absorbing and of its people crime and violence have become inescapable From the paramilitary invasion of Medellin Colombia the booming wealth of crack dealers
    As cities sprawl across Latin America, absorbing and of its people, crime and violence have become inescapable From the paramilitary invasion of Medellin Colombia, the booming wealth of crack dealers in Managua, and police corruption in Mexico City, to the glimmers of hope in Lima, this book provides a dynamic analysis of urban insecurity Working with new empirAs cities sprawl across Latin America, absorbing and of its people, crime and violence have become inescapable From the paramilitary invasion of Medellin Colombia, the booming wealth of crack dealers in Managua, and police corruption in Mexico City, to the glimmers of hope in Lima, this book provides a dynamic analysis of urban insecurity Working with new empirical evidence, interviews with local people and historical contextualization, the authors shed light on the fault lines which have appeared in Latin American society They argue that the situation can only be improved by cooperation between communities and police to build new networks of trust.

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    About Dirk Kruijt


    1. Dirk Kruijt is Professor of Development Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University For many years he served as a development diplomat and policy advisor in Central America He has been a visiting professor at several universities in the UK and in Brasil and Mexico, the Andean countries and Central America His research includes urban poverty, informality and social exclusion the military and democracy political conflict and post war reconstruction in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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