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Extra Credit _1-1 - Extra Credit#1 Worth Up to 20 pts...

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Worth: Up to 20 pts. Points to be added to the grade of Examination #1. Due any day (in class) between Friday Feb. 29 and Monday March 17. Instructions: Read the article: “The State as a Gang: Conceptualizing the Governmentality of Violence in Contemporary Nicaragua” by Dennis Rodgers. This article is posted in the folder “Extra-Credits” in Blackboard (you can start reading from the section “Weak states an multiple sovereignties in contemporary Latin America”, section before that section could be difficult to understand…do not worry about that) Write your answers to these two questions: 1. Explain in your own words what the terms “state effect” and “state disintegration” refer to; and how and when these processes took place in Nicaragua. 2. Why Nicaraguan youth gangs during the 1990s are considered by the author as non-state forms of ‘social sovereignity’? Format:
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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Extra Credit _1-1 - Extra Credit#1 Worth Up to 20 pts...

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