Mexico, Guanajuato

“Public security as Governance: Policing in transformation and developing countries” of the SFB 700 “Governance in areas of limited statehood: New forms of governing”

The project examines the network of state and non-state, national and international actors, who are involved in the production of internal security in transformational and developing countries. On the basis of a comparative and micro-analytic investigation of the security services in a total of four districts of Buenos Aires and Mexico City.  Research will examine the conditions in which security agencies operate, including their public, legal, and governance dimensions.


Institute for Latin American Studies


Stanley, Ruth

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