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Informe sobre la violencia en América Latina

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  • Pierre Salama

    () (Universidad de París XIII)

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This article analyses the factors that cause violence in Latin America. It argues that high levels of violence can not be reduced in the medium and long term just by repressive policies, and without fulfilling prerequisites that lead to a more cohesive society, among them: to reduce socioeconomic inequalities, to make a more equitable income distribution, to improve primary and university education quality, the quality of the institutions, especially justice and police, and to create new urban policies framed within “cultural solutions”. And especially, to recognize the rights and values of those populations that have been ignored for a long time.

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  • Pierre Salama, 2008. "Informe sobre la violencia en América Latina," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 10(18), pages 81-102, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:10:y:2008:i:18:p:81-102
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    1. Heather Berkman, 2007. "Social Exclusion and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 1962, Inter-American Development Bank.
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    Keywords

    violence; Latin America;

    JEL classification:

    • K14 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Criminal Law
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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