Dennis Rodgers

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Switzerland
Research Profile

Gangs, urban violence, the political economy of urban planning, life histories, drug dealing, crime prevention policies, politics of space

, France, India, Nicaragua, South Africa
English, Spanish, French, Italian

2019 “Gangland Terra Nullius: Violence, territoriality, and bottom-up spaces of peacebuilding in urban Nicaragua”, in A. Wennmann and O. Jütersonke (eds.), Urban Safety and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Sustaining Peace in the City, London: Routledge.

2019 “Urban anti-politics and the enigma of revolt: Confinement, segregation, and (the lack of) political action in contemporary Nicaragua”, Ethnos, 84(1): 56-73.

2018 “Pour une « ethnographie délinquante » : Vingt ans avec les gangs au Nicaragua”, Cultures et Conflits, 110/111: 59-76.

2018 “Drug booms and busts: Poverty and prosperity in a Nicaraguan narco-barrio”, Third World Quarterly, 39(2): 261-276.

2017 “Bróderes in arms: Gangs and the socialization of violence in Nicaragua”, Journal of Peace Research, 54(5): 648-660.

2016 “Critique of urban violence: Bismarckian transformations in contemporary Nicaragua”, Theory, Culture, and Society, 33(7-8): 85-109.

2015 “The moral economy of murder: Violence, death, and social order in gangland Nicaragua”, in Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois & Nancy Scheper-Hughes (eds.), Violence at the Urban Margins, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2014 (co-edited with Jennifer M. Hazen), Global Gangs: Street Violence across the World, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

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