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


Institute for Latin American Studies

Principal Investigator:
Stanley, Ruth


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.