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[This book addresses in detail the causes and consequences of deploying the military as police to fight drug gangs and organizations. It shows that military operations have a limited effect in controlling crime in the medium and long term, but transform legislation, jurisdiction, military...
[Brazil and Mexico display crucial differences in how military eliteselites influence politics and exercise power within the state. Whereas in Mexico civilian and military elites’ goals were wedded in a single post-revolutionary party with populist ideology and without the necessity of military...
[This chapter aims to analyze the context in which state governors from Baja California and the state of Rio de Janeiro requested federal assistance in security. It demonstrates how military prerogativesmilitary prerogatives can endure and expand in the light of electoral competition.]
[The military mystique corresponds to a set of beliefs shaping military interventions in combatting criminal activity yet the demand for militarizing security is context dependent as police responses have failed to control criminal behavior. This chapter aims to understand how societal...
[This chapter analyzes the military’s capacity to act and transform the rules that orient their interaction with police and law enforcement agencies. Sustained by societal perceptions that the Armed Forces are superior to civilian agencies, these activities exacerbate the already-blurred lines...
[This chapter analyzes the tension of deploying the armed forces in police missions due to the military’s core violent function. I connect cases of human rights violations and the general institutional context in which such activities occur by asking the following questions: How do political...
[The global trends of militarizationmilitarization of security have especially impacted Latin America. With some of the highest homicidehomicide rates in the world, politicians have rushed to deliver tough-on-crime policies. Among the limited array of options available, politicians have become...
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