By Sebastian Huhn, Hannes Warnecke-Berger
This ebook highlights old factors to and roots of current phenomena of violence, lack of confidence, and legislations enforcement in vital the USA. Violence and crime are one of the such a lot mentioned subject matters in primary the USA this present day, and sensationalism and worry of crime is as current because the elevate of personal safeguard, the re-militarization of legislations enforcement, political populism, and mano dura rules. The members to this quantity talk about historic types, paths, continuities, and adjustments of violence and its public and political dialogue within the area. This publication hence deals in-depth research of other styles of violence, their copy through the years, their articulation within the current, and eventually their discursive mobilization.
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While elites focus on economic liberalism, the memories of military officers are embedded in a logic of institutional survival of the armed forces. Sebastian Huhn’s chapter likewise takes the present discourse on crime and violence in Central America as the starting point of his analysis. By focusing on the discursive problematisation of crime and violence, he traces the entanglements of public anxieties and socio-political strategies back into the modern history of Costa Rica and Panama. Alberto Martín Álvarez and Eudald Cortina Orero shift the focus in their chapter from social to political violence.
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