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The Construction of the Maras

Between Politicization and Securitization

High levels of crime and violence in Central America’s northern triangle are a major preoccupation of politicians, policy-makers and citizens. Public authorities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have sought repressive measures to increase public safety and to contain such violence, for which youth gangs (maras) are principally held responsible. Substantiated by interviews with key stakeholders in Geneva, Switzerland, this desk review offers a comprehensive understanding of the motiva...

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Note de l’éditeur

Cover photo © Sandra Sebastian / Interpeace.

  • Éditeur : Graduate Institute Publications
  • Collection : eCahiers de l’Institut | 21
  • Lieu d’édition : Genève
  • Année d’édition : 2013
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 12 septembre 2013
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782940503346
  • EAN électronique : 9782940503353
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.iheid.716