The Relationship Between Impunity and Inequality Globally and in Mexico

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Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 24)

Abstract

The Global Impunity Index (IGI; Le Clercq/Rodríguez 2015) and the Global Impunity Index Mexico (IGI-MEX; Le Clercq/Rodríguez 2016) have the objective to measure levels of impunity within countries and at subnational levels in the case of the thirty-two federal entities of the Mexican republic. These investigations take as their starting point the assumption that impunity is a problem that requires to be explained on its own and not solely as an indirect indicator of other phenomena such as violence, insecurity, corruption and violation of human rights. Similarly, it seeks to understand the way in which the existence of generalised conditions of impunity aggravates the effects of violence and insecurity and contributes to the erosion of citizens’ trust in their institutions and authorities, as happens in the Mexican case.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International relations and Political ScienceUDLAPSan Andrés CholulaMexico

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