Mexico

Scholarly Publications

Torture as a Method of Criminal Prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

January 2020

A criminal trial is likely the most significant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of government,...

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico’s Drug War

January 2020

Why do drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) sometimes prey on the communities in which they operate but sometimes provide assistance to these communities?

Public Good Provision and Traditional Governance in Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico

January 2020

Can ethnically distinct communities ruled through “traditional” assemblies provide public goods and services better, than when they are ruled by leaders elected through “modern” multiparty...

Other Publications

What works to Prevent Violence Amongst Youth

January 2020

What works in preventing and reducing violence among youth?

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.

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

Youth with Hope Program

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

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.
English

Networks of Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

We study the dynamics and logic of extortion in Mexico’s drug war.
English

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.

Beatriz Magaloni, Violent Crime as a Global Development Challenge

June 2015

This talk is presented in English. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Beatriz Magaloni is an Associate Professor in the Department of political...

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.

People

ADiaz website Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
monica Monica Teran Research Affiliate, CDDRL
tesalia Tesalia Rizzo Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL