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Violence, Coercion, and State-Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico The Other Half of the Centaur

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ISBN-10: 0804781583

ISBN-13: 9780804781589

Edition: 2012

Authors: Wil G. Pansters

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Mexico is currently undergoing a crisis of violence and insecurity that poses serious threats to democratic transition and rule of law. This is the first book to put these developments in the context of post-revolutionary state-making in Mexico and to show that violence in Mexico is not the result of state failure, but of state-making. While most accounts of politics and the state in recent decades have emphasized processes of transition, institutional conflict resolution, and neo-liberal reform, this volume lays out the increasingly important role of violence and coercion by a range of state and non-state armed actors. Moreover, by going beyond the immediate concerns of contemporary…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 5/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.25" long x 1.22" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
About the Contributors
Zones of State-Making: Violence, Coercion, and Hegemony in Twentieth-Century Mexico
Coercive Pillars of State-Making: Borders, Policing, and Army
States, Borders, and Violence: Lessons from the U.S.-Mexican Experience
Policing and Regime Transition: From Postauthoritarianism to Populism to Neoliberalism
Who Killed Crisp�n Aguilar? Violence and Order in the Postrevolutionary Countryside
In the Gray Zone: Drugs, Violence, Globalization, and the State
Narco-Violence and the State in Modern Mexico
States of Violence: State-Crime Relations in Mexico
Policing New Illegalities: Piracy, Raids, and Madrinas
State-Making and Violence in Society: Corporatism, Clientelism, and Indigenous Communities
The Rise of Gangsterism and Charrismo: Labor Violence and the Postrevolutionary Mexican State
Political Practice, Everyday Political Violence, and Electoral Processes During the Neoliberal Period in Mexico
Violence and Reconstitution in Mexican Indigenous Communities
Comparative Conclusions
New Violence, Insecurity, and the State: Comparative Reflections on Latin America and Mexico