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Rethinking the Politics of Urban Violence

Eduardo Moncada

in Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence In Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794176
eISBN:
9780804796903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794176.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter abstract: This chapter outlines the challenges that urban violence poses for development and establishes why existing analytical approaches to this area of study offer limited leverage for ... More


Bogota: Building and Branding a Global City

Eduardo Moncada

in Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence In Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794176
eISBN:
9780804796903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794176.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter abstract: This chapter shows that Bogota’s first participatory project in response to urban violence emerged out of the surprise electoral victory of Antanas Mockus to the mayor’s office. ... More


Private Homes and Economic Orders

Amy C. Offner

in Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190938
eISBN:
9780691192628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190938.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses private homes in Latin America. The largest housing project built in Latin America under the Alliance for Progress was a private homeownership venture. Ciudad Kennedy, or ... More


The Rise and Fall of Popular Politics

Jason McGraw

in The Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617862
eISBN:
9781469617886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617862.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter reveals how, even as Obeso entered into public debates in Bogotá, democratic experiments in Caribbean public life became irrevocably tied to factional politics. People of color found ... More


Encounters with Violence, 1957–1958

Robert A. Karl

in Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293922
eISBN:
9780520967243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293922.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter considers how, for urban Colombians, the excitement that accompanied the country's return to democracy in 1957–58 was joined by frank realization of how little they knew about “national ... More


Business History in Colombia

Carlos Dávila

in Business History in Latin America: The Experience of Seven Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237235
eISBN:
9781846312700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312700.007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter deals with the study of business history in Columbia. It presents a survey of the literature on Colombian business history. It explores the number of studies concerning specific aspects ... More


Cachacos and Levantados: On the Politics of “Measuring Up”

Arlene Dávila

in El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines “middle classness” and upwardly mobile identities in Bogotá. Bogotáno believed that one's class status was paramount to individual self-construction: from one's clothing to ... More


The Concession Schools of Bogotá, Colombia

Felipe Barrera-Osorio

in School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033763
eISBN:
9780262270113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter focuses on an educational program launched in Bogota, Colombia designed to broaden the coverage and quality of basic education. It is a partnership between the public and private ... More


. From Whitening to Mestizaje: The Panamanian Official Identity, 1821–1941

Peter Szok

in Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032431
eISBN:
9781617032448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032431.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter traces the evolution of Panama’s privileged intelligentsia from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The discussions include growing nationalist sentiments and their ... More


The Cost of Avoiding Crime: The Case of Bogotá

Alejandro Gaviria, Carlos Medina, Leonardo Morales, and Jairo Núñez

in The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter tackles the difficult problem of estimating the full cost of crime, given that these costs typically exceed the value of the lost property, researchers have developed general measures ... More


The History of These Sublime Cordilleras: Geology, Prehistory, and History

Nancy P. Appelbaum

in Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627441
eISBN:
9781469627465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627441.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The seventh chapter considers how the commissioners and their contemporaries—particularly Joaquín Acosta—read the natural and human history that they saw written on the mountainous landscapes of New ... More


Experimentation and Improvisation in Bogotá at the End of the Twentieth Century

Rodolfo Acosta

in Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190842741
eISBN:
9780190842789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842741.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores how experimentation and improvisation became meaningful within the Colombian Western academic tradition. Acosta provides a musicological report of the evolution of experimental ... More


Processes of Change

Miguel E. Basáñez and Ronald F. Inglehart

in A World of Three Cultures: Honor, Achievement and Joy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190270360
eISBN:
9780190270407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270360.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Values are in a constant process of evolution and change. Such change can either happen slowly and organically, in response to changing conditions, or rapidly, as a result of war or other trauma or ... More


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