In the past 20 years, and in parallel to rising homicide rates in the region, we have witnessed an explosion in writing on violence in Mexico & Central America. Yet, a large proportion of this academic, journalistic and ‘expert’ work, as well as national and regional security policies, are characterized by the distance – both physical and analytical – that they maintain from the local realities that affect the region.
Because of this distance, as well as a strong normative stance on ‘criminal violence’, one can observe a lack of understanding around the local dynamics of security, governance and (dis)order.
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The Mexico & Central America Program publishes original material on our website, as well as on a dedicated Blog Space on Animal Político.
Noria’s initiative aims to support qualitative research that enables a better understanding of the dynamics of violence in Mexico and Central America.
This effort is coordinated by a independent Editorial Board:
Our Editorial Board continuously receives proposals, written in English or Spanish, for publication on our website or our blog.