Dennis Rodgers

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

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.