Studies of Organized Crime

Murder and Politics in Mexico

Political Killings in the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica and its Consequences

Autoren: Schatz, Sara

Vorschau
  • The only currently existing monograph on political assassination in Mexico
  • Explores the effect of democratization on crime and criminal justice in Mexico, with applications throughout Latin America
  • The result of several years collecting difficult-to-gather data and research, using rare political-party documents
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Über dieses Lehrbuch

Murder and Politics in Mexico studies the causes of political killings in Mexico’s liberalization-democratization within the larger context of political repression. Mexico’s democratization process has entailed a little known, but highly significant cost of human lives in pre- and post-election violence. The majority of these crimes remain in a state of impunity: in other words, no person had been charged with the crime and/or no investigation of it had occurred. This has several consequences for Mexican politics: when the level of violence is extreme and when political killings are involved that are systematic and pervasive, this could indicate a real fracture in the democratic system.

This book analyzes several dimensions regarding impunity and political crime, more specifically, the political killings of members of the PRD in the post-1988 period in Mexico. The main argument proposed in this book is that impunity for political killings is a structured system requiring one central precondition, namely the failure of the legal system to function as a system of restraint for killings. Dr Schatz’s research finds that political assassinations are indeed rational, targeted actions but they do not occur within an institutional vacuum. They are caused by multiple, interacting factors that involve the political, legal and criminal justice systems.

As a form of interpersonal violence, political assassination involves direct or implied authorization from political leaders, the availability of assassins for hire and the willingness of some political leaders to utilize them against political opponents, and violent interactions between political parties combined with judicial system ineffectiveness. A corrupt legal system facilitates the use of political assassinations and explains the persistence of impunity for political murder over time. To reduce political violence in the transition to electoral democracy, specific institutional conditions, namely a structured system of impunity for murder, must be overcome.

Über den Autor

Sara Schatz is a criminology expert currently affiliated with Ohio State University, as an assistant professor for Latin American Studies. She received her PhD. in Sociology at UCLA, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley, and an M.A. in International Development from UCLA.  Her research specializes in the political and legal situation in Mexico.



Inhaltsverzeichnis (8 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (8 Kapitel)

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8068-7
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: EPUB, PDF
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Hardcover 58,84 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8067-0
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
Softcover 53,45 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2808-4
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Murder and Politics in Mexico
Buchuntertitel
Political Killings in the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica and its Consequences
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Studies of Organized Crime
Buchreihen Band
10
Copyright
2011
Verlag
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Inhaber
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8068-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8068-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8067-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2808-4
Buchreihen ISSN
1571-5493
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XV, 243
Anzahl der Bilder
4 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen
Themen