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Businessmen and protection patterns in dangerous contexts : putting the case of Guadalajara, Mexico into perspective

Abstract : Struggling with a variety of security challenges, business owners and economic elite have developed strategic behaviors for protections. This dissertation aims to understand the latter’s mechanisms once implemented by the economic elite. Based on qualitative data collected in Guadalajara, I demonstrate how this elite demand and co-produce protection, and how by doing so, they are shaping Jalisco’s policing patterns and social order. As start, I discuss the threats facing the urban proprietors and consequently how their perception of the problem leads to the formulation of the problem, their problem. Then I analyse their protection suppliers whether governmental or non-governmental, illustrating these latter coalition, collusion and collision dynamics. I state that businessmen are protected by selective and personalized access to law enforces while explaining how they purchase protection from actors in the gray zones laying between public-private, formal-informal and legal-illegal realms.
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María Teresa Martínez Trujillo. Businessmen and protection patterns in dangerous contexts : putting the case of Guadalajara, Mexico into perspective. Political science. Institut d'études politiques de paris - Sciences Po, 2019. English. ⟨NNT : 2019IEPP0019⟩. ⟨tel-03411909⟩

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