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Afterword: New Spaces of Urbanization

Neil Brenner.

in New Urban Spaces

August 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 22592 words.

This chapter presents the elements of a reinvigorated approach to critical urban theory that could help decipher the multiplication of urban transformations within and beyond major...

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Battles for Political Turf in Little Village

Robert Vargas.

in Wounded City

June 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 8126 words.

Chapter 2 describes the battles for political power that shaped Little Village’s violence prevention infrastructures in its west and east sides. While residential blocks compose a...

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Between Fixity and Motion: Scaling the Urban Fabric

Neil Brenner.

in New Urban Spaces

August 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 15968 words.

In what sense are scales socially produced and politically contested? Beginning in the 1970s, radical geographers offered a series of innovative approaches to this question, connecting it...

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Burbs and Violent Blocks

Robert Vargas.

in Wounded City

June 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 8834 words.

Chapter 3 describes how blocks in three sections of Little Village (the burbs, the westside borderlands, and the eastside borderlands) had varying capacities to control gang members. In the...

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Chismosas and Alcahuetas

Verónica Zubillaga, Manuel Llorens and John Souto.

in Violence at the Urban Margins

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies; Social Theory. 10978 words.

This chapter analyzes a unique experience in one of Caracas’s barrios where women formed peace commissions that effectively eradicated violent confrontation between two warring sectors. The...

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Cities and the Political Geographies of the “New” Economy

Neil Brenner.

in New Urban Spaces

August 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 11949 words.

This chapter develops a scalar reinterpretation of contemporary political strategies to promote urban regeneration through the clustering of so-called new economy industries specialized in...

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Communities that Care

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, David P. Farrington and Richard F. Catalano.

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 368 pages.

Evidence-based, prevention-oriented, and community-driven approaches are advocated to improve public health and reduce youth behavior problems, but there are few effective models for doing...

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Community-Based Prevention of Youth Behavioral Health Problems

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano and David P. Farrington.

in Communities that Care

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 9729 words.

Preventing childhood and adolescent behavioral health problems such as substance use, delinquency, violence, school drop-out, and mental health problems can reduce the social and financial...

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Competitive City-Regionalism and the Politics of Scale

Neil Brenner.

in New Urban Spaces

August 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 9699 words.

This chapter presents a critical perspective on the “new regionalism” debate that has swept through important streams of urban studies since the 1980s. A scalar analytics is mobilized to...

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Conclusion

Robert Vargas.

in Wounded City

June 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 4319 words.

The conclusion describes the major theoretical contributions of the study. First, the book illustrates the importance of relational criminology, or the study of how networks and...

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Death Squads and Vigilante Politics in Democratic Northeast Brazil

Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

in Violence at the Urban Margins

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies; Social Theory. 16476 words.

Fifty years after the collapse of a violent and militarized police state, Brazil is a vibrant and robust democracy and a political leader in Latin America. Nonetheless, the nation remains...

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The Development and Evaluation of CTC

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano and David P. Farrington.

in Communities that Care

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 8838 words.

The chapter reviews how EBIs are typically evaluated. Evaluation usually begins with small pilot studies that examine implementation processes and feasibility and gather input from...

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Duros and Gangland Girlfriends

Adam Baird.

in Violence at the Urban Margins

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies; Social Theory. 8930 words.

This chapter uses original empirical data from marginalized urban communities in Medellín, Colombia, to move beyond simplistic interpretations of male violence by considering the nexus...

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Ensuring High-Quality Implementation and Sustainability of Evidence-Based Interventions and Coalitions

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano and David P. Farrington.

in Communities that Care

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 11736 words.

This chapter reviews the importance of delivering community-based systems and EBIs with fidelity (i.e., in accordance with their implementation requirements) and sustaining these...

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Es que para ellos el deporte es matar

Mo Hume and Polly Wilding.

in Violence at the Urban Margins

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies; Social Theory. 8184 words.

While it is acknowledged that gangs are predominately made up of young men, many of whom engage in violent behavior, they are rarely analyzed as a gendered phenomenon. In Rio de Janeiro and...

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Fear and Spectacular Drug Violence in Monterrey

Ana Villarreal.

in Violence at the Urban Margins

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies; Social Theory. 10270 words.

This chapter examines everyday responses to a wave of gruesome, spectacular drug violence (2009–2012) in Monterrey, Mexico. It provides evidence on four logistics of fear employed by...

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Findings From the Community Youth Development Study

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano and David P. Farrington.

in Communities that Care

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 12166 words.

This chapter describes a randomized controlled trial of the CTC system to show that it is possible to use this type of rigorous methodology to evaluate a community-based prevention system....

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The Future of CTC and Community-Based Prevention*

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano and David P. Farrington.

in Communities that Care

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 10583 words.

Although there is growing consensus that community-based prevention efforts have great potential to reduce youth behavioral health problems, few such systems have been well evaluated and...

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Global City Formation and the Rescaling of Urbanization

Neil Brenner.

in New Urban Spaces

August 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 21349 words.

Since the 1990s, the intellectual landscape of urban studies has been transformed through debates on global cities, which are widely viewed as basing points for an increasingly globalized...

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The Importance of Readiness and High-Functioning Coalitions in Community-Based Prevention

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano and David P. Farrington.

in Communities that Care

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 10071 words.

This chapter describes strategies for assessing community readiness to adopt a community-wide prevention approach. The challenges likely to arise when trying to raise awareness and support...

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