Privatization of security in Bolivia: Neighborhood vigilante groups in La Paz and El Alto

Line Jespersgaard Jakobsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This internship report puts focus on the neighborhood vigilante groups providing security in communities in the hillsides between La Paz and El Alto in Bolivia. It adresses the failure of the state to provide citizen security, and ask to, how local organizations working in the intersection between formal community work, described in national laws and informal settlements working on the limits (and across) the law.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 feb. 2014
VejledereTobias Hagmann


  • Vigilante justice
  • Neighborhood councils
  • Bolivia
  • Citizen Security