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

Eduardo Moncada


This book argues that the interaction between urban political economies and patterns of armed territorial control shape the nature and trajectory of the ways in which developing world cities confront the challenge of urban violence. The study introduces business as a pivotal actor in the politics of urban violence, and shows that private sector mobilization can either support or subvert state efforts to stem and prevent urban violence and, more broadly, urban governance. The effects that private sector mobilization have on the institutional outcomes of the politics of urban violence are contin ... More

Keywords: cities, business, violence, urban, Colombia, mayors, clientelism, territorial control, political order, subnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780804794176
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804794176.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eduardo Moncada, author