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Examining the Political and Military Power in Latin America: a Response to Christian Gudehus

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Marcia Esparza

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, US
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Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
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Abstract

While Gudehus’ views have opened up a necessary theoretical debate about categories used to analyze perpetration, we should be cautious when considering such arguments, particularly when examining the concept of political violence. Hence, in this essay I argue that Gudehus’ claim that “political” is too narrow of a concept when accounting for episodes of collective violence might not be the case when examining the Latin American experience with extreme forms of violence, such as genocide.
How to Cite: Esparza, M., 2018. Examining the Political and Military Power in Latin America: a Response to Christian Gudehus. Journal of Perpetrator Research, 2(1), pp.20–25. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21039/jpr.2.1.9
Published on 17 Dec 2018.

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