Risks, Violence, Security and Peace in Latin America

40 Years of the Latin American Council of Peace Research (CLAIP)

  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
  • Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald

Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Latin American Council for Peace Research (CLAIP) on Its 40th Anniversary

  3. Struggles for Peace and Against War in Its Global Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 34-35
    2. Pablo González Casanova
      Pages 36-51
    3. Gilberto López y Rivas
      Pages 76-84
  4. Socio-environmental Conflicts and Sustainable, Equal, Diverse and Nonviolent Peace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Nathaly Burbano Muñoz, Malely Linares Sánchez, Fabiola Nava León
      Pages 112-127
    3. Francisco Rubén Sandoval Vázquez
      Pages 129-142
  5. New Challenges for Peace and Security in Latin America

  6. Human Rights, Peace Education, Gender and Indigenous Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Luis Alberto Padilla
      Pages 226-253
    3. Maribel Rios Everardo
      Pages 255-265
    4. Myriam Fracchia Figueiredo, Guadalupe Poujol Galván
      Pages 267-282
  7. Perspectives for CLAIP in the Twenty-First Century

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 362-384

About this book


This book analyses the war against drugs, violence in streets, schools and families, and mining conflicts in Latin America. It examines the nonviolent negotiations, human rights, peacebuilding and education, explores security in cyberspace and proposes to overcome xenophobia, white supremacy, sexism, and homophobia, where social inequality increases injustice and violence. 
During the past 40 years of the Latin American Council for Peace Research (CLAIP) regional conditions have worsened. Environmental justice was crucial in the recent peace process in Colombia, but also in other countries, where indigenous people are losing their livelihood and identity. Since the end of the cold war, capitalism aggravated the life conditions of poor people. The neoliberal dismantling of the State reduced their rights and wellbeing in favour of enterprises. Youth are not only the most exposed to violence, but represent also the future for a different management of human relations and nature.


Peace in Latin America Cybersecurity Violence in Latin America Latin American Council for Peace Research Human Rights Nonviolence Extractivism Peace Education conflicts in Latin America

Editors and affiliations

  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
    • 1
  • Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre Regional for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM)National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)CuernavacaMexico
  2. 2.Centre Regional for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM)National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)CuernavacaMexico

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