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date: 21 August 2019

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This article studies the recent national and domestic security challenges of Mexico and the way the country's state security functions have changed over time. It discusses the shifting security regimes of Mexico, and notes that the country is currently experiencing ongoing processes of economic and political transformations that weaken the security apparatus of the state. It shows that these transformations also allow illegitimate and nonstate actors to defy and disobey the state.

Keywords: security challenges, state security functions, security regimes, economic transformations, political transformations, security apparatus

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