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This Working Paper is the product of a joint project on civic engagement and public security in Mexico coordinated by the Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego's Justice in Mexico Project. This analysis looks at two important roles that citizens can play to help respond to Mexico’s security challenges. The first is through the “co-production” of public security. The second role for citizens examined here is oversight of public officials and law enforcement agencies. 

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Daniel M. Sabet

Senior Impact Evaluation Advisor at Social Impact
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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more