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February 15th, 2017 – Vigilante Mobilization and Local Order: Evidence from Mexico – Livia Schubiger (LSE)

We continue the Latin American Political Economy –LAPE- Seminar Series on February 15th, 2017 with a talk by Dr. Livia I. Schubiger (LSE) entitled:

Vigilante Mobilization and Local Order: Evidence from Mexico

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.

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