The Resource Violence in the Barrios of Caracas : Social Capital and the Political Economy of Venezuela, by Daniel S. Leon, (electronic resource)

Violence in the Barrios of Caracas : Social Capital and the Political Economy of Venezuela, by Daniel S. Leon, (electronic resource)

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Violence in the Barrios of Caracas : Social Capital and the Political Economy of Venezuela
Title
Violence in the Barrios of Caracas
Title remainder
Social Capital and the Political Economy of Venezuela
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel S. Leon
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Author
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents an overview of the problem of urban violence in Caracas, and specifically in its barrios. It helps situate readers familiar or not with Latin American in the context that is Caracas, Venezuela, a city displaying one of the world’s highest homicide rates. The book offers a qualitative comparison of the informal mechanisms of social control in three barrios of Caracas. This comprehensive analysis can help explain high homicide rates, while socio-economic conditions improved due to substantial oil windfalls in the twenty-first century. The author describes why informal social control was not effective in some barrios, and points to the role of some organizational arrangements in increasing the incentives to use violence, even under improving socio-economic conditions. The analysis addresses a gap in the literature on violence, which mainly posits high violence rates after economic downturns. Specifically, it investigates social capital's moderating effect between Caracas' political and economic structures and high violence rates. This book concludes that perverse social capital found in the barrios of Caracas helps explain high violence rates while socio-economic indicators improved until the early 2010s. Students and researchers interested in security studies or Latin America will benefit from this book because of its extensive theoretical discussions, use of primary sources, and unique multidisciplinary analysis of urban violence
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Leon, Daniel S
Dewey number
303.60987
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3B5-ttdHLbA
LC call number
GF
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Latin American Studies Book Series,
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  • Cultural geography
  • Municipal government
  • Human Geography
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Economic development
  • Social change
  • Violence
  • Crime
  • Cultural Geography
  • Urban Politics
  • Human Geography
  • Urban Studies/Sociology
  • Development and Social Change
  • Violence and Crime
Label
Violence in the Barrios of Caracas : Social Capital and the Political Economy of Venezuela, by Daniel S. Leon, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. A Theory Of Social Capital As A Moderator Of Urban Violence -- Chapter 3. High Connectedness Three Barrios Of Caracas: Empirical Findings On Social Network Density -- Chapter 4. Making Informal Social Control Happen: Empirical Findings On Collective Efficacy -- Chapter 5. Urban Security Policies And Their Effects On Collective Efficacy -- Chapter 6. Conclusions: Perverse Social Capital As A Cause Of High Violence In The Barrios Of Caracas
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030229405
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-22940-5
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000008618336
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5808263
  • (DE-He213)978-3-030-22940-5
  • (EXLCZ)994100000008618336
Label
Violence in the Barrios of Caracas : Social Capital and the Political Economy of Venezuela, by Daniel S. Leon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. A Theory Of Social Capital As A Moderator Of Urban Violence -- Chapter 3. High Connectedness Three Barrios Of Caracas: Empirical Findings On Social Network Density -- Chapter 4. Making Informal Social Control Happen: Empirical Findings On Collective Efficacy -- Chapter 5. Urban Security Policies And Their Effects On Collective Efficacy -- Chapter 6. Conclusions: Perverse Social Capital As A Cause Of High Violence In The Barrios Of Caracas
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030229405
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-22940-5
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000008618336
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5808263
  • (DE-He213)978-3-030-22940-5
  • (EXLCZ)994100000008618336

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