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Domestic and National Security Challenges in Mexico

David A. Shirk

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195377385
Published online May 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195377385.013.0028

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Domestic and National Security Challenges in Mexico

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This article studies the recent national and domestic security challenges of Mexico and the way the country's state security functions have changed over time. It discusses the shifting security regimes of Mexico, and notes that the country is currently experiencing ongoing processes of economic and political transformations that weaken the security apparatus of the state. It shows that these transformations also allow illegitimate and nonstate actors to defy and disobey the state.

Keywords: security challenges; state security functions; security regimes; economic transformations; political transformations; security apparatus

Article.  11556 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Regional Political Studies

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