Private Security and the State in Latin America: The Case of Mexico City

Cover: Brazilian Political Science Review

Cover: Brazilian Political Science Review

Markus-Michael Müller – 2010

This article addresses the relationship between the privatization of security and the State in contemporary Mexico City. By presenting an analysis of the development of the local private security market, its regulatory framework and the problems stemming from inefficient enforcement of legal standards, it demonstrates that private security in Mexico City is not beyond the State. Rather, through formal and informal practices, the local state and its public security agencies play a central role within the recent transformations of local security provision.

Title
Private Security and the State in Latin America: The Case of Mexico City
Publisher
Brazilian Political Science Association
Location
Rio de Janeiro
Keywords
Mexico, private governance actors, fragile states, security, Research Project C3
Date
2010
Identifier
ISSN 1981-3821
Source(s)
Appeared in
Brazilian Political Science Review, 4 (1), 131-154.
Language
eng
Type
Text