Building Resilient Communities in Mexico (2014)

Year 2014

Edited by David A. Shirk, Duncan Wood, and Eric Olson "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence," offers concrete policy options for government leaders in Mexico and the United States to build on current civic engagement efforts to strengthen the rule of law and improve security in Mexico. The book examines ways to enhance civic responses to violence in Mexico, increase civic engagement with the state in promoting the rule of law, and help to shape public debate on the issue more broadly. In light of recent concerns about the desperate measures taken by vigilantes and armed self-defense groups in rural Mexico, this new book provides a timely effort to evaluate the constructive responses of Mexican society in the face of years of crime and...

Publication's information:
Author(s): David A. Shirk, Duncan Wood, and Eric L. Olson (eds.)
Publisher(s): Woodrow Wilson International Center and Justice in Mexico
ISBN: 978-1-938027-37-6
Pages: 281
File size: 7.06M
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La reforma al sistema de justicia penal en México (2012)

Year 2012

Edited by Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira and David A. Shirk This monograph contributes to the study of recent changes to the justice system in Mexico through an analysis of relevant constitutional provisions in the reform process, the state implementation processes, and its evaluation. It also provides examples of specific processes in some states as well as analysis of specific figures included in the Mexican legal framework. This volume is the third and last of the series of monographs on security and rule of law by the Justice in Mexico Project. 2012_RefromaJusticiaPenal

Publication's information:
Author(s): Octavio Rodríguez and David A. Shirk (eds.)
Publisher(s): Justice in Mexico
ISBN: 978-1-62131-351-9
Pages: 379
File size: 1.96M
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Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime (2010)

Year 2011

Edited by Eric L. Olson, David A. Shirk, and Andrew Selee This publication examines specific challenges for security cooperation between the United States and Mexico including efforts to address the consumption of narcotics, money laundering, arms trafficking, intelligence sharing, policy strengthening, judicial reform, civil-military relations, and the protection of journalists. It concludes that binational efforts to stop organized crime and the exploding violence in Mexico have made positive advances but could fail to adequately address the challenge unless cooperation is significantly deepened and expanded. 2010_SharedResponsibility

Publication's information:
Author(s): Eric L. Olson, Andrew Selee, and David A. Shirk (eds.)
Publisher(s): Woodrow Wilson International Center and University of San Diego
ISBN: 1-933549-61-0
Pages: 376
File size: 5.62M
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Justiciabarómetro: Estudio de la policia municipal preventiva de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara (2010)

Year 2010

Edited by Maria Eugenia Suárez de Garay, Marcos Pablo Moloeznik, and David A. Shirk This monograph is part of one of the most important debates of modern Mexico: how police should be reformed to better address the serious problems of public insecurity. The authors emphasize that in Mexico, the most urgent challenge is the need for a model in which citizens do not have the feeling that there can be abuses and restrictions and propose that the police should be reformed substantially until the public perception positive again. They raise a strategy to strengthen local police, because its members know their communities and are part of the social fabric.    

Publication's information:
Author(s): David A. Shirk, Marcos Pablo Moloeznik, María Eugenia Suárez de Garay (Eds.)
Publisher(s): Editorial Universitaria Universidad de Guadalajara
ISBN: 9786074503128
Pages: 293
File size: 551.6k
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Police and Public Security in Mexico (2009)

Year 2009

Edited by Robert A. Donnelly and David A. Shirk This monograph brings together the works of nine exceptional scholars who present timely analysis of questions about the course of Mexican public security and the prospects for strengthening the rule of law, provide a thorough assessment of Mexico’s principal domestic security challenges, and offer insights on how to tackle them. The volume edited by Donnelly and Shirk is the second of the series of monographs on security and rule of law by the Justice in Mexico Project. 2009_Police&PublicSecuritypdf

Publication's information:
Author(s): David A. Shirk and Robert Donnelly (eds.)
Publisher(s): University Readers
ISBN: 978-1-935551-50-8
Pages: 272
File size: 3.95M
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Evaluating Accountability and Transparency in Mexico. National, Local, and Comparative Perspectives (2007)

Year 2007

Edited by Alejandra Rios Cazares and David A. Shirk This monograph includes works covering a wide range of topics relating to Mexico’s justice system: effective enforcement of the law, government adherence to the law, and access to justice through law. Government accountability and transparency is the paramount theme in all these papers. The contributing authors have addressed justice-reform issues such as political corruption, criminal impunity, and inefficient enforcement of the law that routinely challenge Mexican citizens on a daily basis. They have also attempted to promote the aims of greater accountability and transparency in Mexico. 2007_EvaluatingTransparency&Accountability

Publication's information:
Author(s): Alejandra Ríos and David A. Shirk (eds.)
Publisher(s): University of San Diego
ISBN: 1-93426-910-7
Pages: 220
File size: 1.95M
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Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico (2007)

Year 2007

Edited by: Dr. Wayne A. Cornelius and Dr. David A. Shirk This important collection of essays on the Mexican criminal justice system features the works of several Justice in Mexico Project collaborators, including David A. Shirk, Alejandra Ríos Cázares, Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona, Sigrid Arzt and many others. From the book’s backcover: “This landmark study examines the challenges Mexico faces in reforming the administration of its justice system. The contributors cover five key themes in Mexican justice reform: crime and criminology, policing and police reform, legal actors and judicial reform, civic mobilization and oversight in the justice system, and practical policy recommendations for future improvement of the justice system.”  

Publication's information:
Author(s): Wayne A. Cornelius and David A. Shirk (Eds.)
Publisher(s): University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN: 978-0-268-02292-1
Pages: 536
File size: 112.31k
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