Eduardo Moncada

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Barnard College, Columbia University

United States
Research Profile

I study urban criminal violence within cities in Latin America, but with a growing interest in South and East Africa. My current work focuses on forms of collective resistance to criminal victimization under protection rackets run by organized crime.

Latin America
English, Spanish


Cities, Business and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin America. 2016. Stanford University Press.

Inside Countries: Subnational Research in Comparative Politics. Co-edited with Agustina Giraudy and Richard Snyder. Forthcoming. Cambridge University Press.

“The Politics of Criminal Victimization: Pursuing and Resisting Power.” Perspectives on Politics (Forthcoming.)

"Resisting Protection: Rackets, Resistance and State Building." Comparative Politics. (Forthcoming.)

"Varieties of Vigilantism: Conceptual Discord, Meaning and Strategies." Global Crime. Volume 18, No. 4 2017: pp. 403-23.

"Urban Violence, Political Economy, and Territorial Control: Insights from Medellín." Latin American Research Review. Volume 51, No. 4 Winter 2016: pp. 225-248.

“The Politics of Urban Violence: Challenges to Development in the Global South.” Studies in Comparative International Development. Volume 48, No. 3. 2013, pp. 217-39.

“Business and the Politics of Urban Violence in Colombia.” Studies in Comparative International Development. Volume 48, No. 3. 2013, pp. 308-30.

“Counting Bodies: Crime Mapping, Policing and Race in Colombia.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. Volume 33, No. 4. April 2010, pp. 696-716.

“Toward Democratic Policing in Colombia? Institutional Accountability through Lateral Reform.” Comparative Politics. Volume 41, No. 4. July 2009, pp. 431-49.