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Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security Paperback – October 30, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0807857748 ISBN-10: 0807857742 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807857742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807857748
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A remarkably-researched political ethnography of social violence in the hyper-violent drug-infested world of Brazilian favelas. . . . Intrepid and sophisticated."--Qualitative Sociology

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"A refreshing antidote to the earnest but misleading dichotomies of much official discourse. . . . Arias adds a distinctive voice . . . in terms of his subject matter, theoretical perspective, and methods."--Journal of Latin American Studies

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Mills on September 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Best book I've seen on the subject. Well researched and written. Includes personal tales of life in 3 favelas of Rio. I especially like the author's interest in the mechanisms permitting collaboration between local favela dwellers, rich citizens a few blocks away, drug traffickers, police and politicians.
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