Drug war pathologies: embedded corporatism and U.S. drug enforcement in the Americas

Embedded corporatism : a theoretical perspective of U.S. drug enforcement and its pathologies in the Americas -- Drug war profiteers : U.S. drug enforcement decision making of Plan Colombia and the Mérida Initiative -- Beyond Colombia and Mérida : the institutional dimension of corporate power in th...

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Main Author: Bartilow, Horace A.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press [2019]
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Summary:Embedded corporatism : a theoretical perspective of U.S. drug enforcement and its pathologies in the Americas -- Drug war profiteers : U.S. drug enforcement decision making of Plan Colombia and the Mérida Initiative -- Beyond Colombia and Mérida : the institutional dimension of corporate power in the drug enforcement regime -- The corporate elite and the drug enforcement regime -- The privatization of terror : U.S. drug enforcement aid, transnational corporate expansion, and human rights repression -- Corporate hit men : an empirical analysis of U.S. drug enforcement aid, American corporations, and paramilitary death squads -- Democracy without rights : the drug-war national security state and illiberal democracies in Latin America -- Drug war capitalism and class conflict in the Americas -- Drug war policy reforms and the endurance of the embedded corporatist regime.
"In this book, Horace Bartilow develops a theory of embedded corporatism to explain the U.S. government's war on drugs. Stemming from President Richard Nixon's 1971 call for an international approach to this 'war,' the U.S. drug enforcement policy has persisted to the present day, despite widespread criticism of its effectiveness and of its unequal effects on hundreds of millions of people across the Americas. While research has consistently emphasized the role of race in U.S. drug enforcement, Bartilow's analysis empirically highlights the class dimension of the drug war and the immense power that American corporations wield within the regime. Drawing on qualitative case study methods, declassified U.S. government documents, and advanced econometric estimators that analyze cross-national data, Bartilow systematically demonstrates how corporate power, as projected through corporate lobbies, corporate financing of federal elections, corporate funding of policy think tanks, and corporate interlocks with the federal government and the military, create the conditions in which the divergent interests of state and nonstate members of the regime converge in ways that promote capital accumulation. The subsequent human rights repression, illiberal democratic governments, repression of workers, and widening income inequality throughout the Americas, Bartilow argues, are the pathological policy outcomes of the embedded corporatist drug enforcement regime"--
Physical Description:xix, 298 Seiten Diagramme
ISBN:9781469652542
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