Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Roderic Ai Camp
© 2011 Katrina Weeks
In recent years Mexico has been confronted with accelerating levels of violence related to drug trafficking organizations and counter-drug efforts. This paper examines the consequences of Mexico’s current drug trafficking situation on the country’s fledging democracy. In particular, the impact of the drug war on Mexico’s democratic consolidation is evaluated through civil-military relations, the judicial system, and the press. Conclusions about the prospects for Mexico’s nascent democracy are then examined.
Weeks, Katrina M., "The Drug War in Mexico: Consequences for Mexico's Nascent Democracy" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 143.