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The Human Costs of the War on Drugs: Attitudes Towards Militarization of Security in Mexico

Citizens in multiple crime-ridden countries strongly support the militarization of security—that is, placing the military in charge of traditional policing duties. Yet, we know little about the determinants of such support. Do people approve of militarization even in the face of human fatalities? Political scientists Juan Masullo (Leiden University and Davide Morisi (University of Southern Denmar) explore this question in the context of Mexico’s ‘war on drugs’.

Juan Masullo & Davide Morisi
30 October 2023
› Comparative Political Studies
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