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Author Mazzei, Julie.

Title Death squads or self-defense forces? : how paramilitary groups emerge and challenge democracy in Latin America / Julie Mazzei.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  363.32 M459d 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 261 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-256) and index.
Contents Chiapas : history sets the stage for paramilitarism -- Paramilitary groups of chiapas : targets, triad, foot soldiers -- Precursors to Colombia's Autodefensas -- Colombia's paramilitary triad -- El Salvador : the rise of paramilitaries -- El Salvador's PMGS peak and recede -- Conclusion : the PMG triad.
Summary Analyzes the dynamics that facilitate the emergence and mobilization of paramilitary groups, and provides a framework to develop effective policies aimed at making these organizations less of a danger.
Subject Terrorism -- Latin America.
Paramilitary forces -- Latin America.
Militia movements -- Latin America.
ISBN 9780807859698 (pbk : alk. paper)
0807859699 (pbk : alk. paper)
9780807833063 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807833061 (cloth : alk. paper)

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