Mexico’s Struggle for Public Security

Organized Crime and State Responses

  • Editors
  • George Philip
  • Susana Berruecos

Part of the Studies of The Americas book series (STAM)

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The Mexican government's full-frontal attack on the powerful drugs cartels has achieved mixed results. This book considers the issue from a variety of viewpoints. The essential argument is that the organized crime is best combated by institutional reforms directed at strengthening the rule of law rather than by a heavy reliance on armed force.


crime criminal justice democracy drugs Government human rights Institution reforms violence

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