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Vigilantism and the State in Modern Latin America Essays on Extralegal Violence

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ISBN-10: 0275934764

ISBN-13: 9780275934767

Edition: 1991

Authors: Martha K. Huggins

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According to the Latin American political analysts and scholars who contributed to this volume, free elections during the 1980s largely served to disguise rather than diminish institutional repressiveness and the reality of economic, political, and social disintegration that is occurring in many Latin American countries. This book is the first work of research to deal with the violence--on the part of both states and citizens--that is the most visible expression of that breakdown. Describing the nature and causes of Latin American vigilantism, the authors explore its impact within the larger sociopolitical system and the relationship between vigilantism and political transition. Part I is…    
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Book details

List price: $119.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
I ntroduction
Vigilantism and the State
A Look South and North M ob Lynching, Popular Violence, and Justiceiros L ynchings--Life by a Thread
Street Justice in Brazil P opular Responses and Urban Violence
Lynching in Brazil P olice, People, and Preemption in Argentina A uthoritarian Society
Breeding Ground for Justiceiros P aramilitary and Parapolice Death Squads G uatemala
The Recourse of Fear A ll the Minister's Men
Paramilitary Activity in Peru I nstitutional Crisis, Parainstitutionality, and Regime Flexibility in Colombia
The Place of Narcotraffic and Counterinsurgency T he Discourse about Violence H ow Not to Think about Torture
Violence, Theory, and the Problems of Explanation L egislation and National Security in Latin America E xtralegal Police Violence " Extraordinary" Police Operations in Venezuela P olice and Political Crisis
The Case of the Military Police P olice Deadly Force as Social Control
Jamaica, Brazil, and Argentina U .S.-Supported State Terror
A History of Police Training in Latin America
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Index