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Scholarly Publications

"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War [June 2015]

June 2015

In 2006 the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs).

Caught in the Crossfire: The Geography of Extortion and Police Corruption in Mexico [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

When Mexican President Felipe Caldrón took office in December 2006 he declared a war on the nation’s drug traffic organizations (Ríos and Shirk, 2011).

Other Publications

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

November 2015

Jóvenes con Porvenir is a public-funded program run by the government of Zapopan.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2015

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Conference Report: Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities [April 2014]

January 2015

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

News

The Problems of Social Order and Violence in Latin America

April 2017

This talk was given during the Stanford's "Disruption: Challenges of a New Era" conference organized by Fundacion RAP,  in March 2017.

Mexico's Deathly Data

November 2016

“We found that when the government came to arrest or kill the leaders of the drug cartels . . .

Mexico and the US: Trump vs. Facts

October 2016

The infographic shows the claims presidential candidate Donald Trump made during the first debate versus facts.

Events

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico

May 14, 2015

Abstract:In 2006 the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs).

Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

April 28, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEWThe heavy presence of youth and young adults in the world of criminality is an issue that has been gaining increasingly more attention in the agendas of policymakers and...

The Transformation of Democracy and Populism in Latin America

February 27, 2015

Conference Description  There is currently a worldwide debate regarding the transformation of democracy.

Projects

PovGov Conferences

The Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) conferences bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners, NGOs and citizens to reflect on how the countries in Latin America are meeting the...
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Youth with Hope Program

BACKGROUND Youth with Hope is the first large-scale vocational training program implemented in Mexico.
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Improving Teacher Quality in Mexico

Teaching is a core element of the educational process and a significant body of literature demonstrates that good teachers matter a lot for improving student academic achievement.
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Multimedia

What the U.S. Election Means for Both Sides of the Border

December 2016

In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential elections, on November 28, Stanford faculty from Anthropology, English and Political Science join students and staff for a discussion on perspectives on the U.S.

Antonio Cervantes, "Heroes Cotidianos" La Pandilla

June 2015

This talk is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Antonio Cervantes is a movie producer from Mexico.

Keynote: Hector Castillo Berthier, Circo Volador

June 2015

This talk is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Hector Castillo Berthier, PhD in sociology, is an investigator, musician,...

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Gustavo Robles Research Associate, CDDRL
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL