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Capitalism, Rents and the Transformation of Violence
Abstract Violence seems on the rise. After centuries of declining homicide rates in the Global North, violence has been transforming since the 1960s and even increased in some parts. In the GlobalExpand
Remittances, the Rescaling of Social Conflicts, and the Stasis of Elite Rule in El Salvador
Remittances are the dominant factor in the contemporary economy of El Salvador, which is enjoying a new comparative advantage in the international economic system—the export of cheap labor to theExpand
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The Cultural Political Economy of Violence: A Conclusion
This concluding chapter summarizes empirical results and links these results back to theory. It develops a cultural political economy of violence by elaborating on fear as an enabling factor ofExpand
Belize: Transnationalization by Coincidence and the Rise of Violence
This chapter shows that Belize’s development path, termed as transnationalization by coincidence, lacks a coherent strategy. Instead, it can be described as a muddling through, and eventuallyExpand
The Enigma of Violent Realities in Central America: Towards a Historical Perspective
This chapter suggests an alternative to purely quantitative studies of violence in Latin America based on statistics and death counts, instead positing that historical arguments play an importantExpand
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