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 or in Norwegian (at

Pernambuco, Brazil. Illustration:

Published Nov. 11, 2014 10:39 AM - Last modified Nov. 11, 2014 10:39 AM