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RODRIGUEZ GUILLEN, Raúl. Authority crisis and social violence: lynching in Mexico. Polis [online]. 2012, vol.8, n.2, pp.43-74. ISSN 2594-0686.

The authority crisis is the deepest cause of social violence and moral indignation; it is the catalyst expressing that the social boundaries have been broken and it is necessary to curb authorities' corruption and ineptitude, as well as the abuse they have committed against society. In this article we demonstrate how lynching is a manner of social violence that exhibits society's fill of the authority that does not act or acts wickedly.

Keywords : lynching; social violence; authority crisis; moral indignation.

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