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Merging legality with illegality in Paraguay: the cluster of order in Pedro Juan Caballero
Marcelo Moriconi (Moriconi, M.); Carlos Aníbal Peris (Peris, C. A.);
Título Revista
Third World Quarterly
Ano
2019
Língua
Inglês
País
Reino Unido
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Abstract/Resumo
Paraguay is often described as a territory of drug trafficking, smuggling and commercial piracy. However, the country remains understudied by academics researching criminality and illegal markets. Pedro Juan Caballero, a city located on the northern border with Brazil, is an interesting case study to illustrate how legality and illegality merge in Paraguay to create hybrid social orders. The daily life in the city, one of the best places in the world for cultivating marijuana, unfolds between the higher homicides rates and some of the lowest levels of common criminality in Paraguay. Far from being a matter of state weakness, the expansion and tolerance of illegal activities is framed within a cluster of order that combines both rational legal practices and neo-­patrimonial norms. The presence and roles of state institutions are re-signified, generating alternative hierarchies, practices and values to supply social, political and economic outcomes. Through in-depth interviews with key informants, ethnography visits and analyses of aggregated data, this paper describes the hybrid order of Pedro Juan Caballero by tallying the incentives that encourage social and institutional tolerance of illegality and describes how illegal practices create access to goods, services, protection and expectations not provided by the legal framework.
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Palavras-chave
Social order,Drug trafficking,Illegal markets,Social tolerance,Paraguay
  • Psicologia - Ciências Sociais
  • Geografia Económica e Social - Ciências Sociais
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UID/CPO/03122/2019 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia