Violence in a Post-Conflict Context : Urban Poor Perceptions from Guatemala

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15183
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Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
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Moser, Caroline
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McIlwaine, Cathy
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2013-06-17T21:21:15Z
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2013-06-17T21:21:15Z
dc.date.issued
2001
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2021-04-23T14:03:10Z
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The study documents how people living in poor urban communities in Guatemala perceive violence. Specifically, it identifies the categories of violence affecting poor communities, the costs of different types of violence, the effects on violence on social capital, the interventions employed by people to deal with violence, and the causes and effects of social exclusion. The study develops a violence-capital-exclusion nexus which is an analytical framework linking different types of violence both to society's capital and to the exclusion of its poor population. To incorporate the rarely heard voices of the poor, the study uses participatory urban appraisal methodology, which emphasizes local knowledge and enables local people to analyze the problems they face and identify their own solutions. Local-level recommendations for reducing violence can be summed up in terms of six priorities: Rebuild trust in the police and judicial system. Attack the problem of alcoholism. Reduce society's tolerance for intrafamily violence. Prevent the spread of drug consumption. Transform maras (violent youth gangs) from perverse to productive social organizations. Develop mechanisms to build sustainable community-based membership organizations.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/12/1631690/violence-post-conflict-context-urban-poor-perceptions-guatemala
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0-8213-4836-1
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/13992
dc.language
English
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en_US
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction series;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ADULT MEN
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ALCOHOL
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ALCOHOL ABUSE
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ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
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ALCOHOL USE
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ALCOHOLICS
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ALCOHOLISM
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ARMED CONFLICT
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CHILDCARE
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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COCAINE
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CONFLICT
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CONFLICT PREVENTION
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CONFLICTS
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CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLENCE
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CRACK
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CRIME
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DELINQUENTS
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DISCRIMINATION
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DRUG ABUSE
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DRUG ADDICTION
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DRUG CONSUMPTION
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DRUGS
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ELDERLY PEOPLE
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FAMILIES
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FIELD RESEARCH
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GANGS
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HOLISTIC APPROACH
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HUMAN RIGHTS
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ILLITERACY
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INCEST
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INTERVENTION
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INVESTIGATION
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MACHISMO
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MARIJUANA
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MEDIA
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MENTAL ABUSE
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NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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PARENTS
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PEACE
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PEACE ACCORDS
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PEACEBUILDING
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PEER PRESSURE
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PHYSICAL ABUSE
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POLITICAL VIOLENCE
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PUBLIC AWARENESS
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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RAPE
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RECONCILIATION
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RECONSTRUCTION
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REHABILITATION
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RULE OF LAW
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SAFETY
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SCHOOLS
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SELF-ESTEEM
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SEX
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SEX EDUCATION
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SEXUAL ABUSE
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SEXUAL RELATIONS
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SEXUAL VIOLENCE
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL EXCLUSION
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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VIOLENCE
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VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
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VIOLENT CRIME
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WAR
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YOUNG MEN
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YOUNG PEOPLE
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YOUNG WOMEN
dc.title
Violence in a Post-Conflict Context : Urban Poor Perceptions from Guatemala
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dc.title.alternative
La violencia en el contexto del posconflicto : segun la percepcion de comunidades urbanas pobres de Guatemala
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Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/12/1631690/violence-post-conflict-context-urban-poor-perceptions-guatemala
okr.globalpractice
Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice
Governance
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/0-8213-4836-1
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000094946_01112104010285
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
1631690
okr.identifier.report
23211
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2001/12/11/000094946_01112104010285/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
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Guatemala
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Social protection and risk management
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Urban development
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Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Conflict and Development :: Post Conflict Reconstruction
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Adolescent Health
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Governance :: Youth and Governance
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Social Development :: Children and Youth
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Sustainable Development Dept (LCSSD)
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