The state where the violence came to a halt
On 24 October Kristian Hoelscher defended his doctoral thesis “Institutions and Social Violence” at the University of Oslo. Read the article on his research in Pernambuco in north-eastern Brazil, demonstrating the large impact institutions have a on the prevalence of violence in a society – in English (at www.sv.uio.no) or in Norwegian (at www.forskning.no).
Pernambuco, Brazil. Illustration: Colourbox.com