Fotograaf: Dennis Rodgers

dhr. prof. dr. D.W. (Dennis) Rodgers


  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Governance and Inclusive Development
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Kamernummer: 4.06
  • Postadres:
    Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • D.W.Rodgers@uva.nl

Dennis Rodgers is Professor of International Development Studies. A social anthropologist by training, his research focuses broadly on issues relating to the political economy of development, including in particular the dynamics of conflict and violence in cities in Latin America (Nicaragua, Argentina) and South Asia (India). Much of his work involves the study of youth gangs – he has been conducting longitudinal ethnographic research on Nicaraguan gang dynamics since 1996 – but he has also worked on urban inequality, the politics of socio-spatial segregation, participatory governance processes, urban crime reduction, as well as on the epistemology of development knowledge. His future research plans include developing multi-scalar comparative gang studies as well as, more broadly, re-thinking the relationship between conflict, violence, and development, both historically and in the contemporary era.

Dennis has BA, MA (Cantab) and PhD degrees in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge ( Trinity College), and a Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining the UvA, he was Professor of Urban Social and Political Research at the University of Glasgow (2012-2015), Senior Research Fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester (2007-2012), and Lecturer in Urban Development and Development Studies at the London School of Economics (2000-2007). Between 2010-2012, Dennis co-directed the ESRC-DFID-funded project on ‘Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Violence’ at the University of Manchester, and between 2000-2010 he was a core team member of the London School of Economics’ Crisis States Research Centre. He has also worked as a consultant for several international development organisations, and was a member of a Nicaraguan youth gang for a year, as well as manager of a market stall selling rice and beans in one of Managua’s markets for six months.

Dennis delivered the 2016 IJURR lecture at the ISA-RC21 annual conference held in Mexico City, Mexico, 21-23 July 2016, on the topic of “The gangster imaginary: Towards a transgressive topography of urban violence”.

Books:

 

2014    Global Gangs: Street Violence across the World, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (co-edited with Jennifer M. Hazen).

2014    Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television, and Social Media, London: Routledge (co-edited with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock).

2012    Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Jo Beall & Ravi Kanbur).

2009    Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Gareth A. Jones).

2008    Bróderes Descobijados y Vagos Alucinados: Una Década con las Pandillas Nicaragüenses 1997-2007, Managua: Envío (co-authored with José Luis Rocha) [English electronic version: Gangs of Nicaragua].

2001    Le Système d'Enseignement et de Formation Genevois: Ensemble d'Indicateurs, Geneva: Départment de l'instruction publique (co-authored with Claudio Arcaro, Claude-Alain Baertschi, Hugo Baillon, Norberto Bottani, Annick Evrard, Dominique Gros, Maria Jeria Caceres, Claude Kaiser, Michel Pillet & François Rastoldo).

 

Journal special issues:

 

2013    “Cities, Conflict, and State Fragility in the Developing World”, Urban Studies, 50(15), November (co-edited with Thomas Goodfellow & Jo Beall).

2013    “Nuevas Perspectivas sobre la Seguridad Ciudadana en Latinoamérica”, Estudios Socio-Jurídicos, 15(1), January-June (editor).

2012    “Infrastructural Violence”, Ethnography, 13(4), December (co-edited with Bruce O’Neill).

2011    “The Politics of Poverty and Inequality”, European Journal of Development Research, 23(4), September (editor).

2007    “Researching Youth and Violence in Central America: Participatory Methodologies”, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 27(4), October (co-edited with Gareth A. Jones).

 

Articles

 

2016    (co-authored with Stephen Young), “From a politics of conviction to a politics of interest: The changing ontologics of youth politics in India and Nicaragua”, Antipode, advanced online publication, 2016.

2016    “Critique of urban violence: Bismarckian transformations in contemporary Nicaragua”, Theory, Culture, and Society, advanced online publication, 2016.

2016    “Entender a las pandillas de América Latina: Una revisión de la literature”, Estudios Socio-Jurídicos, 18(1): 13-53 (co-authored with Adam Baird).

2015    “The problem with templates: Learning from organic gang-related violence reduction”, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 4(1): 1-16 (co-authored with Steffen Jensen).

2015    “Gangs in a Global Comparative Perspective”, Freedom from Fear Magazine, 10: 70-75 (co-authored with Jennifer M. Hazen).

2013    “Introduction: Cities and Conflict in Fragile States in the Developing World”, Urban Studies, 50(15): 3065-83 (co-authored with Jo Beall & Thomas Goodfellow).

2013    “Editorial: Nuevas Perspectivas sobre la Seguridad Ciudadana en Latinoamérica”, Estudios Socio-Jurídicos, 15(1): 5-10 [English translation: “Editorial: New Perspectives on Citizen Security in Latin America”, Estudios Socio-Jurídicos, 15(1): 11-16, 2013].

2013    “The projection of development: Cinematic representation as an(other) authoritative source of knowledge”, Journal of Development Studies, 49(3): 383-397 (co-authored with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock) [Reprinted in abridged form in David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers & Michael Woolcock (eds.), Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television, and Social Media, London: Routledge,  2014].

2012    “Haussmannization in the Tropics: Abject urbanism and infrastructural violence in Nicaragua”, Ethnography, 13(4): 411-436 [German translation: “‘Haussmannisierung’ in den Tropen: Abjektiver Urbanismus und infrastrukturelle Gewalt in Nicaragua”, in Hans-Jürgen Burchardt, Olaf Kaltmeier & Rainer Öhlschläger (eds.), Urbane (T)Räume: Städte zwischen – Kultur, Kommerz und Konflikt, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2014].

2012    “Introduction: Infrastructural violence”, Ethnography, 13(4): 399-410 (co-authored with Bruce O’Neill).

2012    “Nicaragua’s gangs: Historical legacy or contemporary symptom?”, NACLA Report on the Americas, 45(1): 66-69 [Follow up debate: (with Chuck Kaufman & Katherine Hoyt, Nicaragua Network) “Nicaragua’s gangs: A debate”, NACLA Report on the Americas, 45(2): 4-5, 2012].

2011    “Policy Arena: The World Bank’s World Development Report 2011 on Conflict, Security, and Development: A critique through five vignettes”, Journal of International Development, 23(7): 980-995 (co-authored with Gareth A. Jones).

2011    “Latin American urban development into the 21st century: Towards a renewed perspective on the city”, European Journal of Development Research, 23(4): 550-568 (co-authored with Jo Beall & Ravi Kanbur).

2011    “Introduction: The Politics of Poverty and Inequality”, European Journal of Development Research, 23(4): 511-512.

2010    “Interview with Dennis Rodgers”, International Review of the Red Cross, 92(878): 313-328 [French translation: “Interview de Dennis Rodgers”, Revue Internationale de la Croix-Rouge, 92 (Sélection française): 157-174, 2010].

2010    “Génèse d’un Gangster? De la pandilla au cartelito au Nicaragua post-Sandiniste”, Problèmes d'Amérique Latine, 76: 61-76.

2010    “Contingent democratisation? The rise and fall of participatory budgeting in Buenos Aires”, Journal of Latin American Studies, 42(1): 1-27.

2009    “Global Gangs: Are Today’s Gangs so Different from those of the Past?”, Globe, 4: 38-39 (co-authored with Jennifer M. Hazen).

2009    “Slum wars of the 21st century: Gangs, Mano Dura, and the new urban geography of conflict in Central America”, Development and Change, 40(5): 949-976.

2009    “Gangs, Urban Violence, and Security Interventions in Central America”, Security Dialogue, 40(4-5): 373-397 (co-authored with Oliver Jütersonke & Robert Muggah).

2009    “Gangs as Non-State Armed Groups: The Central American Case”, Contemporary Security Policy, 30(2): 301-317 (co-authored with Robert Muggah) [Reprinted in Keith Krause (ed.), Armed Groups and Contemporary Conflicts: Challenging the Weberian State, London: Routledge, 2010].

2008    “The fiction of development: Literary representation as a source of authoritative knowledge”, Journal of Development Studies, 44(2): 187-205 (co-authored with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock) [Reprinted in abridged form as: “Taking Novels Seriously: Fiction and the Study of International Development”, Manchester Memoirs: Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 148: 25-31, 2009-2010; and in David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers & Michael Woolcock (eds.), Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television, and Social Media, London: Routledge, 2014].

2008    “Revolutionaries, barbarians, or war machines? Gangs in Nicaragua and South Africa”, in Colin Leys and Leo Panitch (eds.), Socialist Register 2009: Violence Today – Actually Existing Barbarism, London: Merlin (co-authored with Steffen Jensen).

2008    “A symptom called Managua”, New Left Review, 49 (Jan.-Feb.): 103-120 [Spanish translation: “Un síntoma llamado Managua”, New Left Review en Español, 49 (March-April): 107-123, 2008].

2007    “Joining the gang and becoming a broder: The violence of ethnography in contemporary Nicaragua”, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 27(4): 444-61.

2007    “Researching youth violence in contemporary Central America: Participatory Methodologies - Introduction”, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 27(4): 439-43 (co-authored with Gareth A. Jones).

2007    “Each to their own: Ethnographic notes on the economic organization of poor households in urban Nicaragua”, Journal of Development Studies, 43(3): 391-419.

2007    “Pandillas y maras: Protagonistas y chivos expiatorios”, Envío, 309: 39-46 [English translation: “The gangs of Central America: Major players and scapegoats”, Envío in English, 317: 36-41, 2007; Italian translation: “Bande giovanili: protagonisti e capri espiatori”, Envío Edizione Italiana, n. 1/3, January-March 2008; French translation: “Au pays des maras et des pandillas”, Courrier International, 918: 38-42, 5-11 June 2008].

2006    “The state as a gang: Conceptualising the governmentality of violence in contemporary Nicaragua”, Critique of Anthropology, 26(3): 315-30.

2006    “Cuando la pandilla se pone mala: Violencia juvenil y cambio social en Nicaragua”, Etnografías Contemporáneas, 2(2): 75-98.

2006    “Living in the shadow of death: Gangs, violence, and social order in urban Nicaragua, 1996-2002”, Journal of Latin American Studies, 38(2): 267-92 [Reprinted in abridged form in Gareth A. Jones & Dennis Rodgers (eds.), Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009].

2004    “Disembedding the city: Crime, insecurity, and spatial organisation in Managua, Nicaragua”, Environment and Urbanization, 16(2): 113-124 [Spanish translation: “Desimbricando la ciudad: Crimen, inseguridad y organización espacial en Managua, Nicaragua”, Encuentro, 73: 8-24, 2006; Re-printed in abridged form as: “Nueva Managua: The disembedded city”, in Mike Davis & Daniel Monk (eds.), Evil Paradises: The Dreamworlds of Neo-liberalism, New York: The New Press, 2007; French translation of re-print: “Managua: La ville délocalisée”, in Mike Davis & Daniel Monk (eds.), Paradis Infernaux: Les Villes Hallucinées du Néo-Capitalisme, Paris: Les Prairies Ordinaires, 2008].

2004    “Haciendo del peligro una vocación: La antropología, la violencia, y los dilemas de la observación participante”, Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica, 2(1): 1-24.

2004    “Pandillas: De la violencia social a la violencia económica”, Envío, 274: 30-35 [English translation: “An urban gang moves from social to economic violence”, Envío in English, 280-81: 29-35].

2004    “La globalización de un barrio”, Envío, 264: 23-30 [English translation: “Globalization and development seen from below”, Envío in English, 272: 17-22].

2003    “From primitive socialism to primitive accumulation: Gangs, violence, and social change in urban Nicaragua, 1997-2002”, CERLAC Bulletin, 2(3): 1-6.

2003    “‘Vivemos em um estado do siege’: Violência, crime e gangues em Nicarágua urbano pos-conflito”, Sexta Feira: Antropologia, Artes e Humanidades, 7: 58-67.

1997    “Un antropólogo-pandillero en un barrio de Managua”, Envío, 184: 10-16 [English translation: “An anthropologist in a Managua gang”, Envío in English, 193: 17-22, 1997; French translation: “Vivre dans une bande de jeunes au cœur d’un quartier de Managua”, Dial, 2179: 1-6, 1997].

1996    “Rhetoric versus reality: ‘Participatory development’, cooperation, and the case of the AMUL cooperative”, Cambridge Anthropology, 19(1): 73-91.

 

Book chapters:

 

2016    “The violence of development: Guerrillas, gangs, and goondas in perspective”, in Jean Grugel and Daniel Hammett (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of International Development, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, in press (co-authored with Gareth A. Jones).

2016    “La Mystique mara: Bandes, barbarisme, et ‘antipolitique’ en Amérique Centrale”, in Clara Duterme, Abigail Mira & Marion Giraldou (eds.), Mauvais Sujets dans les Amériques, Toulouse: Éditions Méridiennes, in press.

2015    “Understanding gangs in contemporary Latin America”, in Scott H. Decker and David C. Pyrooz (eds.), The Handbook of Gangs, New York: Wiley (co-authored with Adam Baird).

2015    “Gangs, Guns, and the City: Urban Policy in Dangerous Places”, in Charlotte Lemanski & Colin Marx (eds.), The City in Urban Poverty, London: Palgrave Macmillan (co-authored with Gareth A. Jones).

2015    “The moral economy of murder: Violence, death, and social order in gangland Nicaragua”, in Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois & Nancy Scheper-Hughes (eds.), Violence at the Urban Margins, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2014    “Introduction: Gangs in a Global Comparative Perspective”, in Jennifer Hazen & Dennis Rodgers (eds.), Global Gangs: Street Violence across the World, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (co-authored with Jennifer Hazen).

2014    “Compadres, vecinos, and bróderes in the Barrio: Kinship, politics, and local territorialization in urban Nicaragua”, in Bronwyn Fischer, Bryan McCann, & Javier Auyero (eds.), Cities from Scratch: Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America, Durham: Duke University Press.

2014    “Introduction: The popular representation of development”, in David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers & Michael Woolcock (eds.), Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television, and Social Media, London: Routledge (co-authored with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock).

2014    “Conclusion: Popular representations of development – Taking stock, moving forwards”, in David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers & Michael Woolcock (eds.), Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television, and Social Media, London: Routledge (co-authored with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock).

2013    “Turning Points: Gang evolution in Nicaragua”, Small Arms Survey Yearbook 2013: Everyday Dangers, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (co-authored with José Luis Rocha) [Spanish version: “Puntos de inflexión: La evolución de las pandillas en Nicaragua”].

2012    “Separate but equal democratisation? Participation, politics, and urban segregation in Latin America”, in Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall & Ravi Kanbur, (eds.), Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012    “Introduction: Re-thinking the Latin American city”, in Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall & Ravi Kanbur, (eds.), Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City, London: Palgrave Macmillan (co-authored with Jo Beall & Ravi Kanbur).

2012    “Conclusion: Towards a new Latin American urban development agenda for the 21st century”, in Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall & Ravi Kanbur, (eds.), Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City, London: Palgrave Macmillan (co-authored with Ravi Kanbur & Jo Beall).

2011    “What shall become of us without any barbarians? Central American gangs and the utopia of civilization in Latin America”, in Claude Auroi & Aline Helg (eds.), Latin America 1810-2010: Dreams and Legacies, London: Imperial College Press.

2011    “An illness called Managua: Urbanisation and ‘mal-development’ in Nicaragua”, in Tim Edensor & Mark Jayne (eds.), Urban Theory beyond the West: A World of Cities, London: Routledge.

2010    “Urban violence is not (necessarily) a way of life: Towards a political economy of conflict in cities”, in Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2009    “Les bandes comme stratégie de « survie sociale » au Nicaragua”, in Gilles Bataillon & Denis Merklen (eds.), L’Expérience des Situations-Limites, Paris: Karthala.

2009    “Introduction: Youth violence in Latin America – An overview and agenda for research”, in Gareth A. Jones & Dennis Rodgers (eds.), Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (co-authored with Gareth A. Jones).

2008    “Searching for the time of beautiful madness: Of ruins and revolution in post-Sandinista Nicaragua”, in Harry West & Paru Raman (eds.), Enduring Socialism: Explorations of Revolution and Transformation, Restoration and Continuation, Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2008    “Prólogo”, in Sebastian Huhn, Anika Oettler & Peter Peetz, Imaginaciones y Percepciones: Si estudiantes de Costa Rica, El Salvador y Nicaragua fueran presidentes…, Managua: Editorial UCA.

2008    “Youth gangs as ontological assets”, in Caroline Moser & Anis Dani (eds.), Assets, Livelihoods, and Social Policy, Washington, DC: The World Bank.

2007    “Gangs of Central America”, South America, Central America and The Caribbean Regional Survey 2008, London: Europa Publications, 2008 [Revised and updated for South America, Central America and The Caribbean Regional Survey 2010, London: Europa Publications & South America, Central America and The Caribbean Regional Survey 2013, London: Europa Publications].

2007    “When vigilantes turn bad: Gangs, violence, and social change in urban Nicaragua”, in David Pratten & Atreyee Sen (eds.), Global Vigilantes, London and New York: Hurst and Columbia University Press.

2007    “Gangs, violence, and asset-building”, in Caroline Moser (ed.), Reducing Global Poverty: The Case for Asset Accumulation, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

2007    “Managua”, in Kees Koonings & Dirk Kruijt (eds.), Fractured Cities: Social Exclusion, Urban Violence and Contested Spaces in Latin America, London: Zed.

2007    “Subverting the spaces of invitation? Local politics and participatory budgeting in post-crisis Buenos Aires”, in Andrea Cornwall & Vera Coelho (eds.), Spaces for Change: The Politics of Participation in New Democratic Arenas, London: Zed.

2006    “¡Son como esponjas! Notas antropológicas entorno de diálogos con el MTD La Matanza”, in Toty Flores (ed.), Cuando con Otros Somos Nosotros: La Experiencia Asociativa del Movimiento de Trabajadores Desocupados MTD La Matanza, Buenos Aires: MTD Editora.

2005    “Introduction: Photography and violence”, in D. De Cesare (ed.), Hijos del Destino: Youth Violence in the Americas Exhibition Catalogue, London: LSE Arts (co-authored with Gareth A. Jones).

2005    “The politics of participatory budgeting in Buenos Aires”, in Ricardo Romero (ed.), Democracia Participativa: Una Utopía en Marcha, Buenos Aires: Ediciones Cooperativas.

2005    “Crime and development”, in Tim Forsyth (ed.), Encyclopaedia of International Development, London: Routledge.

2005    “Youth violence”, in Tim Forsyth (ed.), Encyclopaedia of International Development, London: Routledge.

2005    “Culture and development”, in Tim Forsyth (ed.), Encyclopaedia of International Development, London: Routledge.

2003    “Youth gangs in Colombia and Nicaragua: New forms of violence, new theoretical directions?”, in Anders Rudqvist (ed.), Breeding Inequality – Reaping Violence: Exploring Linkages and Causality in Colombia and Beyond, Uppsala: Collegium for Development Studies.

2001    (co-authored with Luciano Baracco), “Nicaragua: History”, South America, Central America and The Caribbean Regional Survey 2001, London: Europa Publications.

 

Invited commentary:

 

2015    “Violence and order in the future city: Three provocations, two predictions, and a contrarian statement”, 29 September, http://www.ids.ac.uk/opinion/violence-and-order-in-the-future-city.

2015    “Are Latin American gangs the new revolutionaries?”, ResearchGate blog, 28 September, https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/are-latin-american-gangs-the-new-revolutionaries (co-authored with Adam Baird).

2013    “From civil to civic conflict? Violence and the city in ‘fragile states’”, openDemocracy.net, 12 November,  http://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/thomas-goodfellow-dennis-rodgers-jo-beall/from-civil-to-civic-conflict-violence-and-cit (co-authored with Thomas Goodfellow & Jo Beall) [Re-posted on the cities@manchester blog, 18 November, http://citiesmcr.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/from-civil-to-civic-conflict-violence-and-the-city-in-fragile-states/ & the Fragile States Resource Center, 18 November, http://www.fragilestates.org/2013/11/18/from-civil-to-civic-conflict-violence-and-the-city-in-fragile-states/].

2013    “Why dry academic journals are not the only source on development”, The Guardian “Poverty Matters” blog, 16 September, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/sep/16/academic-journals-development (co-authored with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock).

2013    “What can we learn from popular representations of development?”, WIDER Angle, October, http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/newsletter/articles-2013/en_GB/10-2013-1/?mode=visual (co-authored with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock).

2012    “Violence and the city: A view from the Ganglands”, cities@manchester, 23 January, http://citiesmcr.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/violence-and-the-city-a-view-from-the-ganglands/.

2011    “Nicaragua: The Road to Pacification”, openDemocracy.net, 8 November,   http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/dennis-rodgers/nicaragua-road-to-pacification [Re-posted on the cities@manchester blog, 28 November, http://citiesmcr.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/nicaragua-the-road-to-pacification/].

2010    Invited comment on the article “Towards a Critical Anthropology of Security” by Daniel M. Goldstein, Current Anthropology, 51(4) 510-11.

2008    “Guest Voz: British Researcher finds US Deportations to Blame for Rise in Violent Gang Crime in Central America”, Latina Lista, 28 March, http://latinalista.com/palabrafinal/immigration/guest_voz_british_researcher_finds_us_de.

 

Other publications (selected):

 

2016    (co-authored with Gareth A. Jones), “Anthropology and the city: Standing on the shoulders of giants?”, University of Amsterdam Centre for Urban Studies working paper no. 21, Amsterdam: Centre for Urban Studies.

2015    “Intervention: A Perecian Attempt to Exhaust the Glasgow Subway”, AntipodeFoundation.org: A Radical Geography Community, 28 September, http://antipodefoundation.org/2015/09/28/exhausting-the-glasgow-subway/ (co-authored with Jack Donaghy, Johanna Jokio, Anna Nienhaus & Evan Williams).

2013    The Projection of Development: Cinematic Representation as An(other) Authoritative Source of Knowledge, World Bank Policy Research working paper no. 6491, Washington, DC: World Bank (co-authored with David Lewis & Michael Woolcock).

2012    Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict: Global Policy Report, UTP working paper no. 7, Manchester: Urban Tipping Point (UTP) Project (co-authored with Caroline Moser).

2012    Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict: The Case of Patna, India, UTP working paper no. 5, Manchester: Urban Tipping Point (UTP) Project (co-authored with Shivani Satija).

2011    Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict: A Case Study of Patna, Bihar – Policy Brief, Manchester: Urban Tipping Point (UTP) Project (co-authored with Shivani Satija).

2009    Gangs of Central America: Causes, Costs, and Interventions, occasional paper no. 23, Geneva: Small Arms Survey (co-authored with Robert Muggah & Chris Stevenson).

2005    Change, Violence and Insecurity in Non-Conflict Situations, working paper no. 245, London: ODI (co-authored with Caroline Moser).

1999    “Proposition de cadre conceptuel pour sélectionner et organiser un ensemble d’indicateurs du système d’enseignement et de formation genevois”, Notes d’information du SRED, 4: 1-5 (co-authored with Claudio Arcaro, Claude-Alain Baertschi, Hugo Baillon, Norberto Bottani, Annick Evrard, Dominique Gros, Maria Jeria Caceres, Claude Kaiser, Michel Pillet & François Rastoldo).

1999    “Youth gangs and violence in urban Nicaragua”, in Caroline Moser & Sarah Lister (eds.), Violence and Social Capital: Proceedings of the LCSES Seminar Series 1997-98, Latin America and Caribbean Region Sustainable Development Urban Peace Program working paper no. 5, Washington, DC: World Bank.

1999    Youth Gangs and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Literature Survey, Latin America and Caribbean Region Sustainable Development Urban Peace Program working paper no. 4, Washington, DC: World Bank.

 

2016-              Visiting Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK.

2016-              Editorial Advisory Board, Indian Journal of Human Development (New Delhi, India).

2015-              Academic Advisor, “Fleeing the Depths: Migration, militarization and criminal violence in Honduras” project, NORIA research consortium, Paris, France.

2014-              Member, International Advisory Group, “Violent Exchange as Urban Citizenship: Investigating Policing Encounters in the global South” research project, Dignity-Danish Institute Against Torture, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014-              Member, Steering Committee, “The Global City: Past and Present” AHRC-funded research network, University of St. Andrews, UK.

2013-              Editorial board member, “Global and Comparative Ethnography” book series, Oxford University Press (series editor: Javier Auyero).

2013-              Editorial board member, International Development Policy/Revue internationale de politique de développement (Geneva, Switzerland).

2012-2015     Editor, Urban Studies (Glasgow, UK).

2011-2013     Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi, India.

2012-              Editorial board member, European Journal of Development Research (Geneva, Switzerland).

2010-              External advisor, Armed Actors staff group, Small Arms Survey, Geneva, Switzerland.

2008-              Research Associate, Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding (CCDP), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

2008-2012     Associate Editor, European Journal of Development Research (Geneva, Switzerland).

2007-              Editorial board member, Encuentro (Managua, Nicaragua).

PhD supervision

I welcome inquiries about potential PhD supervision in the following thematic areas: conflict and violence; urban development; the political economy of urban governance; the epistemology of development knowledge; development anthropology.

Current PhD students:

Erich Hellmer, (Dis)Articulating ‘The Public City’ and ‘City Publics’ in Bogotá, Colombia: The multiple dimensions of sociospatial publicness in a post-‘best practice’ city, Urban Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK, 2014-2018 (primary supervisor).

Stéphanie Perazzone, “Le Congo c’est foutu”? Metropolitan interactional strategies and state trans/formation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland (co-advisor), 2013-2017.

Julienne Weegels, Tracing the Nicaraguan prisoner: Moving between marginality, violence, and change, Anthropology, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), the Netherlands (co-promoter), 2013-2017.

2017

  • Rodgers, D. W. (2017). Bróderes in arms: Gangs and the socialization of violence in Nicaragua. Journal of Peace Research, 54(5), 648-660. DOI: 10.1177/0022343317714299 
  • Rodgers, D. (2017). Drug booms and busts: poverty and prosperity in a Nicaraguan narco-barrio. Third World Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1334546 
  • Rodgers, D., & Young, S. (2017). From a Politics of Conviction to a Politics of Interest? The Changing Ontologics of Youth Politics in India and Nicaragua. Antipode, 49(1), 193-211. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12253 
  • Rodgers, D. W. (2017). Of pandillas, pirucas, and Pablo Escobar in the barrio: Change and continuity in Nicaraguan gang violence. In S. Huhn, & H. Warnecke (Eds.), Politics and History of Violence and Crime in Central America
  • Rodgers, D. W. (2017). Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? Contrasting views from Chicago and Managua. Focaal, 78, 102-114.

2016

  • Rodgers, D. (2016). Critique of Urban Violence: Bismarckian Transformations in Managua, Nicaragua. Theory, Culture and Society, 33(7-8), 85-109. DOI: 10.1177/0263276416636202 
  • Rodgers, D. (2016). Towards a political economy of urban coproduction. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 37(3), 396-400. DOI: 10.1111/sjtg.12166 
  • Rodgers, D. W. (2016). La Mystique mara: Bandes, barbarisme, et ‘antipolitique’ en Amérique Centrale. In C. Duterme, A. Mira, & M. Giraldou (Eds.), Mauvais Sujets dans les Amériques Service des publications de l'Universite de Toulouse-Le Mirail.
  • Rodgers, D. W. (2016). The violence of development: Guerrillas, gangs, and goondas in perspective. In J. Grugel, & D. Hammett (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of International Development Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Rodgers, D. W., & Baird, A. (2016). Entender a las Pandillas de América Latina: Una revisión de la literatura. Estudios Socio-Jurídicos, 18(1), 13-53.
  • Rodgers, D. W., & Jones, G. A. (2016). Standing on the shoulders of giants? Anthropology and the city. Etnofoor, 28(2), 13-32.

2013

  • Beall, J., Goodfellow, T., & Rodgers, D. (2013). Cities and Conflict in Fragile States in the Developing World. Urban Studies, 50(15), 3065-3083. DOI: 10.1177/0042098013487775 
  • Lewis, D., Rodgers, D., & Woolcock, M. (2013). The Projection of Development: Cinematic Representation as A(nother) Source of Authoritative Knowledge? Journal of Development Studies, 49(3), 383-397. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.724167 

2012

  • Rodgers, D. (2012). Haussmannization in the tropics: Abject urbanism and infrastructural violence in Nicaragua. Ethnography, 13(4), 413-438. DOI: 10.1177/1466138111435740 
  • Rodgers, D., & O'Neill, B. (2012). Infrastructural violence: Introduction to the special issue. Ethnography, 13(4), 401-412. DOI: 10.1177/1466138111435738 

2011

  • Jones, G. A., & Rodgers, D. (2011). THE WORLD BANK'S WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2011 ON CONFLICT, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT: A CRITIQUE THROUGH FIVE VIGNETTES. Journal of International Development, 23(7), 980-995. DOI: 10.1002/jid.1826 
  • Rodgers, D. (2011). The Politics of Poverty and Inequality. European Journal of Development Research, 23(4), 511-512. DOI: 10.1057/ejdr.2011.30 
  • Rodgers, D., Beall, J., & Kanbur, R. (2011). Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty-first Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City. European Journal of Development Research, 23(4), 550-568. DOI: 10.1057/ejdr.2011.18 
  • Rodgers, D. (2011). The 2010 UNCTAD Least Developed Countries Report - Towards a New Development Architecture for LDCs. European Journal of Development Research, 23(1), 1-2. DOI: 10.1057/ejdr.2010.58 

2010

  • Pfanner, T., & Rodgers, D. (2010). Interview with Dennis Rodgers. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE RED CROSS, 92(878), 313-328. DOI: 10.1017/S1816383110000433 
  • Rodgers, D. (2010). Contingent Democratisation? The Rise and Fall of Participatory Budgeting in Buenos Aires. Journal of Latin American Studies, 42, 1-27. DOI: 10.1017/S0022216X10000039 

2009

  • Rodgers, D. (2009). Slum Wars of the 21st Century: Gangs, Mano Dura and the New Urban Geography of Conflict in Central America. Development and Change, 40(5), 949-976.
  • Juetersonke, O., Muggah, R., & Rodgers, D. (2009). Gangs, Urban Violence, and Security Interventions in Central America. Security Dialogue, 40(4-5), 373-397. DOI: 10.1177/0967010609343298 
  • Rodgers, D. (2009). The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-2009-Escaping Poverty Traps. European Journal of Development Research, 21(2), 159-159. DOI: 10.1057/ejdr.2009.7 

2008

  • Lewis, D., Rodgers, D., & Woolcock, M. (2008). The fiction of development: Literary representation as a source of authoritative knowledge. Journal of Development Studies, 44(2), 198-216. DOI: 10.1080/00220380701789828 

2007

  • Rodgers, D. (2007). 'Each to their own': Ethnographic notes on the economic organisation of poor households in urban Nicaragua. Journal of Development Studies, 43(3), 391-419. DOI: 10.1080/00220380701204240 

2006

  • Rodgers, D. (2006). The state as a gang - Conceptualizing the governmentality of violence in contemporary Nicaragua. Critique of Anthropology, 26(3), 315-330. DOI: 10.1177/0308275X06066577 
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