Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Violence and Corruption in Mexico and Colombia
by Karcz, Jessica, M.A., Georgetown University, 2017, 57; 10275555
Abstract (Summary)

Latin America is a region that has gone through and is still going through a lot of violent conflict. Both Mexico and Colombia have several similarities that stem from grand corruption. The vast systemic grand corruption is evidenced by the use of state violence, including massacres, other human rights violations, structural violence, the repression of the media, the repression of minorities, controversial land acquisitions, and the collusion of organized crime and the state, leading to state capture. The high levels of impunity, weak structures, and weak judicial systems have contributed to the continuation of systemic corruption and state violence. The research below explores the causal link between grand corruption, state capture, and state terror. It also explores the role of weak institutions, structural violence, and other factors that play an important role in 4 diverse case studies of state capture and state terror both in Mexico and Colombia.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Inman, Molly
Commitee: Bailey, John J.
School: Georgetown University
Department: Government
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Latin American Studies, Criminology
Keywords: Colombia, Corruption, Grand corruption, Mexico, State capture, Violence
Publication Number: 10275555
ISBN: 9781369810561
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