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ALVARADO MENDOZA, Arturo. Political and Electoral Violence in the 2018 Elections. Alteridades [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.57, pp.59-73. ISSN 2448-850X.

This exploratory work aims to show how political and electoral violence manifested themselves during Mexico’s 2018 elections and casts light on their consequences. With a data base designed to delve into the new forms of electoral and political violence that surged from political competition, polarization among conflicting groups, and criminal organizations’ interventions in Mexico’s electoral processes, this article takes on a systematic literature review. Among its hypotheses, this work proposes that electoral competition generates political violence, while probing into its causes. This work concludes, among other findings, that democratization has not served as a buffer to violence.

Keywords : organized crime; corruption; standards of democracy; electoral integrity; democratic erosion; Mexico.

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