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GOMEZ VILCHIS, Ricardo Román. Democratic Disenchantment and Citizens 'Opinion on Crime in Latin America. Polis [online]. 2014, vol.10, n.2, pp.105-133. ISSN 2594-0686.

Can crime challenge democratic satisfaction? Although it has been written a lot about democracy, few works have emphasized in their analysis, the effects of crime on citizen satisfaction for democracy. These works have enriched our knowledge about democracy, but on 154 the whole these efforts are restricted by using case studies focused on a specific year. Using data from fourteen surveys of Latinobarometro with 154,100 interviews, from 1995 to 2009, across 18 Latin American countries, this study shows that when Latin-American citizens perceive an increase in crime, they feel disappointed about democracy and democratic satisfaction decreases.

Keywords : citizenship; crime; democracy; perception; Latin America.

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