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Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces?How Paramilitary Groups Emerge and Challenge Democracy in Latin America$
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Julie Mazzei

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833063

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898611_mazzei

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Conclusion the PMG Triad

Conclusion the PMG Triad

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(p.203) Conclusion the PMG Triad
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Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces?
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Julie Mazzei

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807898611_mazzei.11

This book concludes by describing paramilitary groups as the political manifestation of profound uncertainty among a cross-section of a country's most resourced sectors. They emerge of out a process in which political dynamics create fissures between traditional allies and realignments among factions whose interests are served in their organization. The increasing global demand for States to avoid the appearance of sponsoring violence often plays a critical role in this process, forcing the newly aligned actors to work outside the official capacity of the State. The cases of Chiapas, Colombia, and El Salvador elucidate this process. This final chapter summarizes the findings of the comparative case analysis presented here, then briefly explores the international application of these findings using three contemporary conflicts from different parts of the world. It ends with a discussion of the implications of this study's findings for the broader study of political violence.

Keywords:   paramilitary groups, political dynamics, traditional allies, contemporary conflicts, political violence

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