The pacification of Michoacán?

My book The New War on the Poor went to press before the Federal Special Commissioner for Security and Development in Michoacán, Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, was transferred to other duties as Director of the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports, a move justified officially by the need to avoid controversy during the forthcoming state elections. A … Continue reading The pacification of Michoacán?


At the moment I am working on an edited book based on a selection of papers from the 2013 World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, which was organised by a UK committee chaired by me and hosted by Manchester University. This book, World Anthropologies in Practice: Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge, … Continue reading IUAES-ASA book

The New War on the Poor/La nueva guerra contra los pobres

My book The New War on the Poor: The Production of Insecurity in Latin America is available in hardback, paperback, and Kindle and ePub ebook formats. It is available directly from its publisher, Zed Books, in the UK and Europe, the University of Chicago Press in the case of the Americas, North and South, or from … Continue reading The New War on the Poor/La nueva guerra contra los pobres