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.

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

April 2018

We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.

Red Leviathan: Authority and Violence in Revolutionary Political Culture

December 2017

As Mao euphemistically remarked, revolutions are not dinner parties. Violence is to be expected when political regimes are overturned.

Handgun Acquisitions in California After Two Mass Shootings

June 2017

Mass shootings are common in the United States. They are the most visible form of firearm violence. Their effect on personal decisions to purchase firearms is not well understood.

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.

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

January 2017

How only violence and catastrophes have consistently reduced inequality throughout world historyAre mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality?...

Women in the Crosshairs: Violence Against Women during the Second World War

January 2017

This article seeks to look broadly at Second World War violence through the lens of gender; to shift the focus from attacks on ethno-national groups to the ways that women were targeted within and...

Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History)

December 2016

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

Uranium Africain, une histoire globale

April 2016

This is a 2016 French translation of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (2012), translated by Charlotte Nordmann and part of the series "L'Univers Historique."

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).

Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy

June 2014

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.

State Strategies in Multi-Ethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc

February 2013

Abstract After the collapse of the Soviet bloc, its twenty-seven successor states were charged with devising policies with respect to their ethnic minorities.

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia

November 2012

This is a magisterial new account of the day-to-day practice of Russian criminal justice in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Exposure to violence in relation to depressive symptoms among male and female adolescent students in Cambodia

July 2012

Purpose: In spite of the apparent increases in family and community violence, research into its effects on adolescent mental health has received limited attention in Cambodia.

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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
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
babiarz Kim Babiarz Research Scholar, CHP/PCOR
edgar franco Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Daly Sarah Zukerman Sarah Z. Daly Affiliate
DSC00876 Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg Research Assistant, CDDRL
rodriguez luis Luis Rodriguez Research Assistant, CDDRL