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Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America
Ashley Miranda, 2012/10/05 13:45:59
"A new book by William Ascher and DCID Senior Research Scholar and Lecturing Fellow Natalia Mirovitskaya, Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America, is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The book is the first in a new series "Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development" launched by publisher Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America combines an overview of the nature, causes, and changes in inter-group violence in Latin America with a collection of case studies of nations in that region. The remarkable transformation from open ideological conflict to confrontations over natural resources, drugs, and street violence seen across the region is traced to shifts in economic strategies of right, centrist, and leftist governments. The cases use both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how economic development strategies and policies have shaped the levels and forms of violence in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. The authors gain insight into these dynamics both by relating the modern history of economic policies to conflict among groups and governments, and by comparing outcomes in different regions within countries."
The second book of this series by Ascher and Mirovitskaya, Development Strategies, Identities, and Averting Violent Conflict in Asia, is currently under review.