Violence

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Engaging, Empowering, and Enabling Youth to Lead Social Action in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

January 2020

This study is the result of over four years of active collaboration between the Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab (PovGov) and the Rio-based NGO Agency for Youth Networks (hereafter, Agency)....

How body-worn cameras affect the use of gunshots, stop-and searches and other forms of police behavior: A Randomized Control Trial in Rio de Janeiro

January 2020

In this paper we examine the effects of police body-worn cameras through a randomized control trial implemented in Rio de Janeiro.

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico’s Drug War

January 2020

Why do drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) sometimes prey on the communities in which they operate but sometimes provide assistance to these communities?

Killing in the Slums: Social Order, Criminal Governance, and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

January 2020

State interventions against drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) sometimes work to improve security, but often exacerbate violence.

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

June 2017

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Killing in the Slums: An Impact Evaluation of Police Reform in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

Abstract:This paper evaluates the causal impact of Rio de Janeiro’s Pacifying Police Units (UPPs), probably the largest–scale police reform initiative taking place in the developing world.

Killing in the Slums: An Impact Evaluation of Police Reform in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

This paper evaluates the causal impact of Rio de Janeiro’s Pacifying Police Units (UPPs), probably the largest–scale police reform initiative taking place in the developing world.

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War [June 2015]

June 2015

In 2006 the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs).

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

June 2015

In 2006 the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs).

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

December 2013

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

October 2013

Abstract:Why have militarized interventions to curtail violence by drug cartels had wildly divergent results?

A Hole at the Center of the State: Prison Gangs and the Limits to Punitive Power

October 2013

Abstract:The state’s central function is to establish authority through its monopoly on violence; the very attempt, however, can be counterproductive.

How do Crime and Violence Impact Presidential Approval? Examining the Dynamics of the Mexican Case

October 2013

Abstract:In order to effectively fight criminal organizations, governments require support from significant segments of society.

Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture

December 2009

A new moral, ethical, and legal framework is needed for international human rights law.

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 2009

Civil war is very common in the developing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs.

Serbia's Bulldozer Revolution: Evaluating Internal and External Factors in Successful Democratic Breakthrough in Serbia

March 2009

(Excerpt) In 1987, Slobodan Milosevic showed promise as a modern liberator.

The Impact of Administrative Power on Political and Economic Developments: Toward a Political Economy of Implementation

December 2008

Why did limited government and 'constitutionalism' (the rule of law, constitutional rules, and political representation) evolve in some societies but not others?

Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence

October 2006

Some rebel groups abuse noncombatant populations, while others exhibit restraint.

What to Do in Iraq: A Roundtable

July 2006

In his trenchant analysis, Stephen Biddle ("Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon," March/April 2006) argues that the escalating violence in Iraq is not a nationalist insurgency, as was the Vietnam War,...

Is More Better? Evaluating External-Led State Building After 1989

April 2006

External-led state building is at the forefront of international security governance; it has been called "a growth industry"; and it is, against the backdrop of the US-led intervention in Iraq,...

Africa's Scramble for Africa: Lessons of a Continental War

July 2000

The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which began in August 1998, is unprecedented-at times involving armies from eight African states.

The Precarious Peace: Domestic Politics in the Making of Russian Foreign Policy

January 1998

Throughout the history of the modern world, domestic regime change- be it democratization, autocratization, decolonization, decommunization, federal dissolution, coups, or revolutions- has often...

Promoting Democracy in the 1990s: Actors and Instruments, Issues and Imperatives

December 1995

In a world full of ethnocentrism, prejudice, and violent conflict, there is a vital need for core democratic values to resolve ethnic and religious conflicts and to prevent their escalation to...

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
ADiaz website Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
DSC00876 Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg Research Assistant, CDDRL
rodriguez luis Luis Rodriguez Research Assistant, CDDRL