Drug trafficking, organized crime, and violence in the Americas today

Preface: On the study of drug trafficking and organized crime networks in Latin America and the Caribbean in the twenty-first century -- Introduction. drug trafficking and organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean in the twenty-first century: challenges to democracy / Bruce M. Bagley -- U.S...

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Contributors: Bagley, Bruce Michael (Hrsg.)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Gainesville [u.a.] Univ. Press of Florida 2015
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Summary:Preface: On the study of drug trafficking and organized crime networks in Latin America and the Caribbean in the twenty-first century -- Introduction. drug trafficking and organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean in the twenty-first century: challenges to democracy / Bruce M. Bagley -- U.S. drug policies at home and abroad -- Coca, cocaine, and consumption: trends and antitrends / J. Bryan Page -- Illegal drugs as a national security threat: securitization of drugs in the U.S. official discourse / Yulia Vorobyeva -- The war on drugs and the role of southcom / Juan Gabriel Tokatlian -- Mission creep: the U.S. military's counterdrug role in the Americas / Adam Isacson -- Security challenges at the U.S.-Mexican border: understanding the security threats to state and local governments / Rocío A. Rivera Barradas -- Drug-control policies in the United States: patterns, prevalence, and problems of drug use in the United States / Bruce M. Bagley -- Drug trafficking and organized crime: country and regional analyses -- Colombia -- Colombia and its wars against drug trafficking, 1970-2010 / Elvira María Restrepo -- Illicit drugs in the Colombia-U.S. relationship: review and prospects / Arlene B. Tickner and Carolina Cepeda -- Escalating heroin consumption and the spread of HIV in Colombia: an emerging public health threat / Clyde McCoy, Daniel H. Ciccarone, Zelde Espinel Ben-Amy, Jeanene McCoy Bengoa, Oscar Bernal, Duane C. McBride, and James M. Shultz -- Bolivia -- Bolivian drug policy under the Morales Administration / Marten W. Brienen -- Peru -- The vicious cycle: the resurgence of drug production and drug trafficking in Peru / Marten W. Brienen and Jonathan D. Rosen -- Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean -- In search of the M¿rida initiative: from antecedents to practical results / Alberto Lozano-Vázquez and Jorge Rebolledo Flores -- Police reform in Mexico: a never-ending story / Sigrid Arzt -- Democracy, security, and organized crime in Central America
This book seeks to provide a clear picture of recent developments in drug trafficking in the Americas. Through analysis and empirical data, this study shows that the War on Drugs, declared by Reagan in 1982, has been ineffective at best and, at worst, has created major negative consequences for countries throughout the region
Physical Description:XX, 437 S. graph. Darst.
ISBN:9780813060682