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Offer: Call for Articles - Latin America Issue of the Peace and Conflict Monitor

the Peace & Conflict Monitor will feature an entire issue dedicated to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As you may know, the LAC region is home to a majority of the world’s highest homicide rates, with 25 homicides per 100,000 people in Central America, 21 in South America and 21 in the Caribbean. Of the 10 countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, 9 out of 10 are part of LAC, ranking 1 through 9 respectively: Honduras, El Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela, Jamaica, Belize, Guatemala, Bahamas, Colombia. South Africa is the 10th country on the list.

This special issue of the Monitor seeks to provide an array of answers to the multifaceted question: Why is Latin America so violent, and what can be done about it?

We encourage Latin American and Latin America-enthusiastic students, professors, researchers, practitioners and activists to share your perspectives, comments and analyses on the issue at hand. We are looking for articles covering a range of social, political, cultural and economic topics; for example (but, of course, not limited to):

History of LAC
Culture of violence
Militarism
Inequality & poverty
Socioeconomic policy
Education
Demographics
Resource ownership & distribution
Political leadership

Please write for an academic audience in an attempt to contribute to this important debate. Your article submissions, of no greater than 8 typed pages single-spaced (exclusive of footnotes and references) may be sent to editor@monitor.upeace.org. Please also contact us if you have an article idea and would like feedback before writing. Deadline to submit articles: March 15, 2012.

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