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http://ann.sagepub.com Science Academy of Political and Social The ANNALS of the American DOI: 10.1177/0002716206288571 2006; 606; 178 The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Magaly Sanchez R Insecurity and Violence as a New Power Relation in Latin America http://ann.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/606/1/178 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: American Academy of Political and Social Science can be found at: Science The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Additional services and information for http://ann.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://ann.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://ann.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/606/1/178 Citations at EMORY UNIV on March 18, 2010 http://ann.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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This article shows the growing activities related to the existence of three types of urban violence: the structural violence inherent in the existing social inequalities in Latino American countries, radical violence, and crimi- nal violence. Neoliberal policies generate more inequal- ity, exclusion, poverty, and alienation, which yield a rising tide of criminal and radical violence, which trig- gers more state violence and coercion, which, in turn, encourages more resistance from below. Violence and security have become a key link in the economic arena characterizing the Latin American metropolis. Keywords: violence; youths; inequalities; kidnapping; security; paramilitary groups; structural adjustments V iolence has been a prominent social response to the application of structural adjustment policies throughout Latin America. As the nation- state has become less able to negotiate socially and politically with mobilized sectors of society, it has increasingly imposed violent measures of social control. The nation-state refers to a partic- ular segment of global geography characterized by distinct cultural forms, social structures, polit- ical alliances, societal negotiations, and market interventions (Poulantzas 1978). Increasingly, states have had to resort to violence to maintain order or simply to justify their own legitimacy, as indicated by the growing presence of the military in the streets of Latin American cities. The appli- cation of state force is inherent in the politics of economic austerity, and its ubiquity throughout the region suggests that, at the very least, it con- stitutes a necessary condition for the incorpora- tion of nations into the global market economy under neoliberalism. Insecurity and Violence as a New Power Relation in Latin America By MAGALY SANCHEZ R. Magaly Sanchez R. is a professor of urban sociology
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