Dr. Rik Peeters is a researcher and advisor with a background in public administration and political science. His research focuses on the transformations in the governance of citizens and society, with a special focus on security policies. A second research interest is dysfunctional bureaucracy and ways to improve public service deliveryrnrnBefore moving to Mexico, he was an advisor at the Kafkabrigade, an action research institute aimed at tackling bureaucratic dysfunction. Furthermore, he was a researcher and lecturer at the Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration (Tilburg University) in the Netherlands. He has also worked as a researcher and programme manager at the Netherlands School of Public Administration, the countryu2019s premier provider of public sector executive education and an independent centre of applied research, critical thought, and strategic advice about politics and governance. rn rnRik Peeters received his masteru2019s degrees in Public Administration from Tilburg University and in Political Philosophy from Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2013, he received his PhD from Tilburg University for his doctoral dissertation, u2018The Preventive Gaze: How Prevention Transforms our Understanding of the Stateu2019. He (co-)authored three books and regularly publishes in both international academic journals and for the general public.