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UChicago CLAS entreVistas


Jul 9, 2018

Participatory security—in which local citizens play an active role in shaping security practices in their communities—is key to how governments address public safety today. In Latin America, the idea of community participation in crime prevention has become ubiquitous. But not all participatory security models are the same. This episode of entreVistas addresses three different institutional designs—in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, and Bogotá—that lead to different outcomes in terms of how the police and state provide security. CLAS MA student Ámber Miranzo talks to Yanilda María González, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, about the role of citizens in urban governance in Latin America.

We are only able to feature part of this chat in this week’s episode. Please go to our website—clas.uchicago.edu—to hear the rest of this fascinating conversation.

This is entreVistas, chats about Latin American politics, culture, and history, featuring faculty, students, and visitors at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago.