"This is an extraordinary treatment of a difficult problem. . . . Much more than a conventional comparative study,City of Wallsis a genuinely transcultural, transnational work--the first of its kind that I have read."--George E. Marcus, author ofEthnography Through Thick & Thin "Caldeira's work is wonderfully ambitious-theoretically bold, ethnographically rich, historically specific. Anyone who cares about the condition and future of cities, of democracy, of human rights should read this book."--Thomas Bender, Director of the Project on Cities and Urban Knowledges "City of Wallsis a brilliant analysis of the dynamics of urban fear. The sophistication of Caldeira's arguments should stimulate new discussion of cities and urban life. Its significance goes far beyond the borders of Brazil."--Margaret Crawford, Professor of Urban Planning and Design Theory, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University "Caldeira's insight illuminates the geography of the city as well as the boundaries--or the lack of boundaries--of violence."--Paul Chevigny, author ofEdge of the Knife: Police Violence in the Americas "An extraordinary account of violence in the city. . . . Caldeira brings to this task a rare depth of knowledge and understanding."--Saskia Sassen, author ofGlobalization and Its Discontents "An outstanding contribution to understanding authoritarian continuity under political reform. Caldeira has written a brilliant and bleak analysis on the many challenges and obstacles which government and civil society face in new democracies."--Paulo SÉrgio Pinheiro, Director of the Center for the Study of Violence, University of SÃo Paulo and Member of the United Nations Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human RightsTeresa P. R. Caldeira is the author of 'City of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in So Paulo', published 2001 under ISBN 9780520221437 and ISBN 0520221435.