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MONTERO, Juan Carlos. The Strategy against Organized Crime in Mexico: a Public Policy Analysis. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.39, pp.7-30. ISSN 0188-7653.

This paper is based on the assumption that the organized crime is a menace for democracy. The article develops an analysis on the fight against organized crime's policy design in the Felipe Calderon's government, questioning if the policy is managed as a police's issue or a national security's issue. The main finding is the identification of the Mexican's government objective in the "war against organized crime" switching the focus from organized crime to the violence created by criminal organizations. To fight violence the government implements a policy based on the use of public force that doesn't consider the cooperation between different governmental agencies.

Keywords : national security's policy; public safety's policy; government's strategy against crime; policy's design analysis.

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