Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo and Former Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley

Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo and former Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley have published a new article in Comparative Political Studies. The article seeks to explain the outbreak of criminal violence among Mexican drug cartels in the 1990s well before the government’s anti-drug campaign.

Trejo, Guillermo and Sandra Ley, “Why Did Drug Cartels Go to War in Mexico? Subnational Party Alternation, the Breakdown of Criminal Protection, and the Onset of Large-Scale Violence,” Comparative Political Studies (2017)