Resource Networks and Slum Politics: Grassroots Organizations, Drugs, and the State in Santiago, Chile and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Koppelman, Carter

How do different regimes of local government and clientelism shape community organization in low-income neighborhoods of Santiago, Chile and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? I propose that in Rio, structures of classical clientelism, residents' associations and politicians exchanging votes for services, continue to exist, although weakened by the influence of drug traffickers. Furthermore, the availability... read more

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