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Global GangsStreet Violence across the World$
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Jennifer M. Hazen and Dennis Rodgers

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691470

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691470.001.0001

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Intimate Connections: Gangs and the Political Economy of Urbanization in South Africa

Intimate Connections: Gangs and the Political Economy of Urbanization in South Africa

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(p.29) 1 Intimate Connections: Gangs and the Political Economy of Urbanization in South Africa
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Global Gangs
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Steffen Jensen

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691470.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the role of the apartheid regime in South Africa in the emergence of gangs and the role they play in the economy, politics, and security of post-apartheid South Africa.

Keywords:   gangs, youth, violence, conflict, urban challenges, state security, crime, global, transnational

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