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Politics and Violence in Central America and the Caribbean

Authors: Warnecke-Berger, Hannes

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  • Provides a comparative perspective on Central America and the Caribbean
  • Focuses on comparative historical analysis as well as contemporary causes of violence
  • Develops a Cultural Political Economy of Violence as a genuine approach to interlink Political Economy with Cultural theory for explaining violence
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This book develops a comparative study on violence in Jamaica, El Salvador, and Belize based on a theoretical approach, extensive field research, and in-depth empirical research. It combines the Caribbean and Central America into a single comparative research that explores the historical (from the conquista onwards) as well as contemporary causes of violence in these societies. The volume focuses on forms of violence such as gang violence, police violence, every day forms of violence, vigilantism, and organized crime. The analysis provides a theoretical perspective that bridges political economy as well as cultural approaches in violence research. As such, it will be of interest to readers studying development, violence, political, Central American, and Caribbean studies.

About the authors

Hannes Warnecke-Berger is Senior Researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” and member of the Institute of Political Science at University of Leipzig, Germany.

Reviews

“This is a most accomplished study of a sadly and increasingly salient issue. It is never easy to conduct meaningful research on violence, and to do so in a comparative manner across distinctive societies and experience is an impressive achievement. Hannes Warnecke-Berger has made a really important contribution to the debate, and his study deserves a wide audience.” (James Dunkerley, Professor, Queen Mary University of London, UK)

“The academic community will highly welcome this book because it overcomes the dichotomy both between economy and culture and between causes and forms of violence. Both dichotomies characterize the current theory-inspired empirical research on violence. Area experts will be pleased about the comparative perspective on Central America and the Caribbean, which is still unusual in research on violence. It is an innovative, theoretically inspiring and empirically detailed investigated work from the younger generation of both research on violence and research on Latin America. I raise my hat!” (Heidrun Zinecker, Professor Emeritus, University of Leipzig, Germany)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-24

    Warnecke-Berger, Hannes

  • Political Economy and/or Culture? Theorizing Forms of Violence

    Pages 25-57

    Warnecke-Berger, Hannes

  • The Roots of Current Violence: Historical Comparative Perspectives on El Salvador, Jamaica, and Belize, 1500–1980

    Pages 59-126

    Warnecke-Berger, Hannes

  • El Salvador: Transnationalization by Polarization and the Re-emergence of Violence

    Pages 127-161

    Warnecke-Berger, Hannes

  • Jamaica: Transnationalization by Force and the Transformation of Violence

    Pages 163-195

    Warnecke-Berger, Hannes

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politics and Violence in Central America and the Caribbean
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89782-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89782-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89781-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07856-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 281
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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