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Vigilantism and the state in modern Latin America : essays on extralegal violence

Author: Martha Knisely Huggins
Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the violence, on the part of states and citizens, prevalent in many Latin American countries. Describing the nature and causes of Latin American vigilantism, the book explores its impact  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Knisely Huggins
ISBN: 0275934764 9780275934767
OCLC Number: 22984858
Description: xii, 266 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Mob lynching, popular violence, and Justiceiros. Lynchings-life by a thread : street justice in Brazil, 1979-1988 / José de Souza Martins ; Popular responses and urban violence : lynchings in Brazil / Maria-Victoria Benevides and Rosa-Maria Fischer Ferreira ; Police, people, and preemption in Argentina / Laura Kalmanowiecki ; Authoritarian society : breeding ground for 'Justiceiros' / Heloísa Rodrigues Fernandes --
II. Paramilitary and parapolice death squads. Guatemala : the recourse of fear / Carlos Figueroa Ibarra ; All the minister's men : paramilitary activity in Peru / Elena S. Manitzas ; Institutional crisis, parainstitutionality, and regime flexibility in Colombia : the place of narcotraffic and counterinsurgency / Germán Alfonso Palacio Castanêda --
III. The discourse about violence. Introduction / Darius Rejali ; How not to talk about torture : violence, theory, and the problems of explanation / Darius Rejali ; Legislation and national security in Latin America / Alfonso Reyes Echandía --
IV. Extralegal police violence. "Extraordinary" police operations in Venezuela / Tosca Hernández ; Police and political crisis : the case of the military police / Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro ; Police deadly force as social control : Jamaica, Brazil, and Argentina / Paul G. Chevigny ; U.S.-supported state terror : a history of police training in Latin America / Martha K. Higgins.
Responsibility: edited by Martha K. Huggins.

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