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EURE (Santiago)

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DAMMERT, Lucía. Construyendo ciudades inseguras: temor y violencia en Argentina. EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2001, vol.27, n.82, pp.5-20. ISSN 0250-7161.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0250-71612001008200001.

Two processes characterized Argentinean urban development during the 90s: increasing crime and fear of crime, and the development of gated communities. Both processes have consolidated a model of urban development based on the redefinition of public spaces as well as the importance and development of private closed urbanization. Thus, public security has been called as the main reason for people to justify a process of sociospatial segregation that has deeper roots that should be analyzed. In that sense, this article aims to open up a debate on the importance of violence and fear of crime in the definition of the cities own future

Keywords : urban violence; socio-spatial segregation and fear of crime.

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