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Vigilante Mobilization and Local Order: Evidence from Mexico
Wed 15 February 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
Livia Schubiger (LSE) - Why do some communities engage in armed mobilization in response to disorder and insecurity, while others do not? Can these communities improve local order in the absence of a strong and impartial state? This talk will present a study of the sources of self-defense mobilization in Mexico and how these groups affect contemporary levels of crime.
Dr. Livia I. Schubiger is Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the LSE Department of Government. Prior to joining LSE, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich’s Department of Political Science and at ETH Zurich. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of state repression, armed conflict, and political violence.
This event is part of the Latin American Political Economy –LAPE Seminar Series and it is free to attend, but registration is required. IMPORTANT NOTE on access to 51 Gordon Square: in order to secure the smooth delivery of the lectures or presentations, and for ease of logistics, access may be restricted after the start of the event. We will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals within our possibilities, but an early arrival is recommended to avoid disappointment.