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Author Bailey, John, 1944 November 30- author

Title The politics of crime in Mexico : democratic governance in a security trap / John Bailey
Published Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages)
Contents Security traps and Mexico's democracy -- Foundational crime : tax evasion and informality -- Common crime and democracy : weakening vs. deepening -- Organized crime : theory and applications to kidnapping -- Drug trafficking organizations and democratic governance -- State responses to organized crime -- Escape routes : policy adaptation and diffusion
Summary What kind of democracy will emerge in Mexico when the current levels of violence are brought under control? Will democratic reformers gain strength in the new equilibrium between government and criminal organizations? Or will corruption tilt the balance toward criminal interests? In the context of these questions, John Bailey explores the security trap in which Mexico is currently caught where the dynamics of crime, violence, and corruption conspire to override efforts to put the country on a path toward democratic governance. --Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Crime -- Political aspects -- Mexico.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Mexico.
Democracy -- Mexico.
Drug traffic -- Political aspects -- Mexico.
Internal security -- Political aspects -- Mexico.
Organized crime -- Political aspects -- Mexico.
Political corruption -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 2000-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626370915 (electronic bk.)
9781626370913 (electronic bk.)