LARR/Kellogg Institute Special Issue, Author’s workshop

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This interdisciplinary panel explores how communities throughout Latin America have reacted to the most recent wave of criminal violence and to criminal groups’ attempts to transform local social orders. The papers will investigate societal resistance to criminal governance in urban neighborhoods of Brazil, Colombia and Jamaica; indigenous resistance to narco violence in Mexico’s rural highlands; the transformations of state-society relations in urban neighborhoods controlled by gangs in El Salvador; the impact of criminal violence in inter-personal relations in Argentina’s marginalized urban neighborhoods; and the dynamics of prison governance in Brazil.