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Organized Crime, Fear and Peacebuilding in Mexico

  • Establishes the framework for psychosocial comparisons between Mexico and countries that experience terrorism

  • Engages with research from the Mexico Research Center for Peace with the goal of furthering discussions

  • Explores the role played by fear as a disruptor of peace in Mexico


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mauricio Meschoulam
    Pages 1-6
  3. Mauricio Meschoulam
    Pages 29-44
  4. Mauricio Meschoulam
    Pages 45-60
  5. Mauricio Meschoulam
    Pages 93-113
  6. Mauricio Meschoulam
    Pages 115-130
  7. Mauricio Meschoulam
    Pages 131-133
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 135-153

About this book


The book focuses on the psychosocial effects that organized crime related violence has produced in Mexico. It connects one of the major worries of our times – terrorism – with the conditions of peacelessness that prevail in Mexico. Specifically, the project explores the role played by fear as a peace disruptor, as well as one of the most important obstacles to social and democratic development, and inclusiveness. The volume contributes to the debate on whether the escalation of violence in Mexico since 2006 has produced circumstances similar to those countries that suffer terrorism, and to what degree that discussion can help in the construction of a more democratic and inclusive society.

Mauricio Meschoulam is Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.


organized crime in Mexico psychosocial effects organize crime produces escalation of violence in Mexico since 2006 social and economic development in a democratic society the conditions of unrest that prevail in Mexico Mexico

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mexico Research Center for PeaceUniversidad IberoamericanaMexico CityMexico

About the authors

Mauricio Meschoulam is Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.

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