Sep 25, 2012
12:30pm - 1:30pm    |    The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl., 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series presents Eduardo Moncado, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science at Rutgers University; Fellow, Drugs, Security and Democracy Program, Social Science Research Council / Open Society Foundation. To RSVP, please click Here.

Though violence in Latin America poses formidable challenges for both states and civil society, cooperation between the two is not enough to tackle the socioeconomic and political drivers of violence.  Business is a pivotal but often overlooked actor in the politics of citizen security. Evidence collected through field research in some of Latin America’s most violent cities in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico reveals how the strategic interactions between politicians and business help shape policy responses to urban violence.  Discuss the potential benefits for citizen security that can be derived when public and private interests align, and the dangers for democracy and development when they do not.


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