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Politics and History of Violence and Crime in Central America

The Enigma of Violent Realities in Central America: Towards a Historical PerspectiveThe Puzzle of ViolenceContinuities and Changes in ViolenceThe Question of HistoryDifferent Theoretical Constructions of ViolenceStructure of the BookNotesBibliographyHow to Explain and How Not to Explain Contemporary Criminal Violence in Central AmericaThe PuzzleHow Not to Explain Contemporary Criminal ViolencePerpetuation of Culture of Violence and/or Violence in Civil WarsPoverty, Inequality as Gini Coefficient and Human Development (apart ^from Index)State Failure/Fragile StatesYouthUrbanization and Urban SpacesAvailability of WeaponsDrug TradeHow to Explain Contemporary Criminal Violence?Propensity for Violence and its ExplanationViolence Reality and its ExplanationTheoretical AssumptionsNew Rents are Supplanting Old Rents and Precarization of Labor Relations is Supplanting MarginalityNicaragua—the Solution of the PuzzleConclusionNotesBibliographyOf Pandillas, Pirucas, and Pablo Escobar in the BarrioHistorical Change and Continuity in Patterns of Nicaraguan Gang ViolenceNicaraguan Gangs in a Historical PerspectiveHistorical Continuities and Gang Evolutionary CyclesConclusionNotesBibliographyMemories of Violence in the Salvadoran Civil WarComparing the Memoirs of Civilian Elites and Former Military OfficersSources and MethodologyCivilian ElitesMilitary OfficersConclusionNotesBibliographyQuestioning the Crime WaveOn the Rise of Punitive Populism in Central America since the 1950sConceptualizing the Discourse on CrimeThe History of the Costa Rican Discourse on CrimePreface—The Existence of the Discourse in the 1950s and 1960sCrime in Modernity—The Continuity of the Discourse in the 1970sNo More Mercy with the Criminal other - The Discourse in the 1980sThe Transformation of the Discourse Since the 1990sPanamA as a Comparative CaseConclusionNotesBibliographyThe Salvadoran Armed Left and Revolutionary Violence (1970-1980)The 1970s: Political Liberalization and Economic ModernizationSocial Mobilization and Radicalization: The Emergence of the Revolutionary LeftThe Leftist Armed OrganizationsRevolutionary ViolenceThe Initial Period: The Urban Guerrilla (1971-1976)The Expansion Phase (1977-1980)ConclusionNotesBibliographyOn Collective Violence in Nineteenth- Century GuatemalaEnemies of the StateDistance to the StateMoral EconomiesPolitical ViolenceConclusionNotesBibliographyBorderlands and Public Violence in a Shadow PolityCosta Ricans, Nicaraguans and the Legacy of the Central American FederationBorderlands and ViolenceUnion, Disunion and ReunionThe Costa Rican-Nicaraguan Borderland in the Cold WarConclusionsAbbreviationsNotesBibliographyForms of Violence in Past and Present: El Salvador and Belize in Comparative PerspectiveThe Concept of Horizontal ViolenceChallenges for the Comparative MethodA Comparative View on Violence in Belize and El SalvadorThe Roots of Horizontal ViolenceHorizontal Violence Continues in Times of Tranquility ...Covered and Incorporated Horizontal Violence in Times of Political Turmoil ...And Exposing Horizontal Violence in Present Times?ConclusionNotesBibliographyThe Violence of Dispossession: Guatemala in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesThe Violence of CoffeeOf Reform and RevolutionDenied Hope and Heightened ViolenceNeoliberal Violence and Hidden PowersNotesBibliography
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