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Enrique Desmond Arias

Marxe Chair of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Enrique Desmond Arias is Marxe Chair of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Professor at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of Criminal Enterprises and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Cambridge University Press) and Drugs and Democraacy in Rio de Janeiro (University of North Carolina Press).

He is the co-editor of Violent Democracies in Latin America (Duke University Press) and the forthcoming Cocaine: A Moral Economy (Duke University Press). He has published articles in Political Geography, Comparative Politics, the Latin American Research Review, the Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, Global Crime, and Policing and Society.

An article he published in Current Sociology won the 2018 Best Article Prize from the Section on Defense, Public Security, and Democracy of the Latin American Studies Association. His research has been funded by various organizations including the Open Society Foundations, the United States Department of Defense Minerva Project, the CAF-Banco de Desarollo de America Latina, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has worked as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UNHabitat).

Publications

Books

Arias, Enrique Desmond and Thomas Grisaffi eds. Forthcoming. Cocaine: A Moral Economy. Durham: Duke University Press.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2017. Criminal Enterprises and Governance in Latin American and the Caribbean. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Arias, Enrique Desmond and Daniel Goldstein, editors. 2010. Violent Democracy in Latin America: Toward an Interdisciplinary Reconceptualization. Durham: Duke University Press.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2006. Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Articles

Antillano, Andrés, Enrique Desmond Arias, and Verónica Zubillaga. Forthcoming. “Violence and Territorial Orders in Caracas Venezuela.” Political Geography 82 (October): online, awaiting print publication.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2020. “How Criminals Govern.” Current History 119 (814): 43-48.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2019. “Social Responses to Criminal Governance in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Kingston, and Medellín.” Latin American Research Review 54 (1): 165-180.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2018. “Criminal Organizations and the Policymaking Process.” Global Crime 19 (3-4): 339-361

Arias, Enrique Desmond and Nicholas Barnes. 2017. “Crime and Plural Orders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” Current Sociology 63 (3): 448-465.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2014. “Violence, Citizenship, and Religion in a Rio de Janeiro Favela.” Latin American Research Review Special Issue: 149-167.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2013. “The Impacts of Differential Armed Dominance of Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” Studies in Comparative International Development 48: 263-284.

Fernandez de Castro, Rafael, Enrique Desmond Arias, and Gema Santamaria. 2013. “Violencia en México: Mejor Samba que Cumbia.” Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica 13: 1: 10-15.

Alves, Marcia Cristina and Enrique Desmond Arias. 2012. “Understanding the Fica Vivo Program.” Policing and Society, 22 (1): 101-113.

Ungar, Mark and Enrique Desmond Arias. 2012. “Reassessing Community Oriented Policing in Latin America.” Policing and Society 22 (1): 1-13.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2012. “The 2010 Emergency and Party Politics in Kingston, Jamaica. ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, Winter: 54-56

Arias, Enrique Desmond and Mark Ungar. 2009. “Community Policing and Latin America’s Citizen Security Crisis.” Comparative Politics 41 (4): 409-430.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2009. “Dispatches from the Field: Milícias and Police Corruption in Rio de Janeiro.” Americas Quarterly 3 (2): 90-93.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2007. “Trouble en Route: Drug Trafficking and Clientelism in Rio de Janeiro Shantytowns,” Qualitative Sociology, vol. 30 (1), 427-445.

Arias, Enrique Desmond and Corinne Davis Rodrigues. 2006. “The Myth of Personal Security: A Discursive Model of Local level Legitimation in Rio’s Favelas.” Latin American Politics and Society, vol. 48 (4): 53-81.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2006. “The Dynamics of Criminal Governance: Networks and Social Order in Rio de Janeiro,” Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 38 (2): 293-325.

Arias, Enrique Desmond. 2004. “Faith in our Neighbors: Networks and Social Order in Three Brazilian Favelas,” Latin American Politics and Society 46 (1): 1-38.

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