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Drugs and Democracy in Latin America

The Impact Of U.S. Policy

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Published by Lynne Rienner Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug addiction & substance abuse,
  • International relations,
  • International trade,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Latin America,
  • International Relations - Diplomacy,
  • United States,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Narcotics, Control of,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Drug control,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement,
  • Caribbean Area,
  • International cooperation

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsColetta A. Youngers (Editor), Eileen Rosin (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages415
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8828015M
    ISBN 101588262545
    ISBN 109781588262547

    His research focuses on security and politics in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is author of Criminal Enterprises and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Cambridge University Press, ), Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security (University of North Carolina Press, ) and is co. In this Book. Additional Information. Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security; Enrique Desmond Arias ; Book problems of crime and police corruption that have led to widespread misery and human rights violations in many of Latin America's new democracies. Employing participant observation Cited by:

    Grace Livingstone contributes a chapter on ‘The Drugs Trade in South America’. More about Handbook of South American Governance. Based on original fieldwork and documentary evidence, this book investigates the new rightwing politics in Latin America. “This book is a major contribution to the scholarly discussion on urban violence in Latin America.”--Latin Americanist “Accessibly written and tightly argued, this book should reorient social science and policy debates on its topic, and will find wide adoption across a range of courses.”--CHOICE.

    Drugs, Democracy and Security: The impact of organized crime on the political system of Latin America This fact-finding and policy review paper – commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) – is a comparitive analysis about the impacts of organized crime, and specifically drugs related crime, on the Latin.   Today, the region is impoverished, dysfunctional and violent. Of the 50 cities with the highest rates of homicide on the planet, 43 are in Latin : Tom Gjelten.


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Drugs and Democracy in Latin America Download PDF EPUB FB2

The authors of Drugs and Democracy in Latin America offer a comprehensive review of US drug-control policies toward the region, assess the impact of those policies on democracy and human rights, and present eight detailed case by: Although the U.S.

has spent more than USD25 billion on international drug-control programs, it has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin entering the country. It has, however, succeeded in generating widespread, often profoundly damaging, consequences, most notably in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The authors of Drugs and Democracy in Latin America offer a comprehensive review Reviews: 1. It has, however, succeeded in generating widespread, often profoundly damaging, consequences, most notably in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The authors of Drugs and Democracy in Latin America offer a Although the U.S. has spent more than USD25 billion on international drug-control programs, it has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and /5(21).

The Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy The Commission evaluated the impact of the “war on drugs” policies and framed recommendations for safer, more efficient and humane policies.

The proposals presented in its Statement represented an in-depth paradigm shift in the strategy to deal with the drug problem in Latin America. 2 Executive Summary Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact of U.S.

Policy in Latin America, giving particular attention to how counterdrug policies have affected the region’s militaries, police forces, and judicial and legal systems. The book includes detailed studies on U.S.

military and police drug control assistance. For some time America's international "war on drugs" has looked like a loser. We have a small shelf of good studies that explain why it isn't having any lasting effect on limiting the drugs reaching U.S.

streets. Here at last is a book that tells the other side of the story - 5/5. Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Chapter 1: The U.S "War on Drugs": Its Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean Coletta A. Youngers and Eileen Rosin Chapter 2: The U.S.

Military in the War on Drugs Adam Isacson Chapter 3: U.S. Police Assistance and Drug Control Policies Rachel Neild Chapter 4: Colombia: A Vicious Circle of Drugs and War María Clemencia Ramírez Lemus, Kimberly.

WOLA is pleased to announce the release of a groundbreaking new book on the U.S. international drug war, Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact of U.S. Policy. The ten-chapter study, edited by Coletta Youngers and Eileen Rosin, is the culmination of a three-year project which incorporates the work of over twenty researchers from the U.

The politics of eradication in Latin America 25 narcotics trafficking: violence, corruption and democracy 28 The limits of prohibitionism 31 Reducing the damage, depenalizing and decriminalizing 36 new Trends in Latin America 39 Facing the future Drugs & Democracy: TowarD a paraDigm shifTFile Size: 1MB.

Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift presents to public debate the main findings of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy.

Convened by former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, César Gaviria of Colombia, and Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico and composed of 17 independent personalities, the commission evaluated the impact of “war on drugs” policies and framed.

Get this from a library. Drugs and democracy in Latin America: the impact of U.S. policy. [Coletta Youngers; Eileen Rosin;] -- Although the U.S. has spent more than USD25 billion on international drug-control programs, it has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin entering the country.

It has, however, succeeded. The US "War on Drugs": Its Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean—the Editors. The US Military in the War on Drugs—A. Isacson. US Police Assistance and Drug Control Policies—R. Neild. Colombia: A Vicious Circle of Drugs and War—M.C. Ramírez, K. Stanton, and J.

Walsh. Bolivia: Clear Consequences—K. Ledebur. Peru: Drug Control Policy, Human Rights, and Democracy—I. Rojas. Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact of U.S. Policy is a thick and heavy book, that includes selectively edited reports from academics and others.

The book is divided into ten chapters and two appendices. At first glance it appears that all of Latin America and the Caribbean are covered. But a closer look reveals that this is not. Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact of U.S. Policy: Coletta A.

Youngers, Eileen Rosin: Books - 5/5(3). Inside Colombia offers a valuable introduction and quick reference guide to this complex nation. With chapters devoted to history, human rights issues, the economy, drugs, the controversial antidrug intervention known as Plan Colombia, and relations with the United States, the book offers an easily accessible and comprehensive overview.

The legacy of the US-funded war on drugs in Latin America is profound even as its impact has been temporary and geographically limited. Since the s, the US has spent more than a trillion. The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has long maintained that U.S.

international drug policy not only fails to affect the price and availability of illicit drugs on U.S. streets but also causes severe "collateral damage" in target countries. This well-documented and up-to-date study contends that U.S.

policies export law enforcement programs that replace due process and fairness with. Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security is a book by Enrique Desmond Arias published by the University of North Carolina Press in This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to understand public security, government operations, and drug related operations in Rio de Janeiro's e Desmond Arias travels to Brazil to investigate Author: Enrique Desmond Arias.

Results are reported here from a three-year research project by the Washington Office on Latin America. They explore the collateral damage of the US failed War on Drugs in Latin America, examining what it means for institutions and policy arenas central to the future of democracy and human rights, including the military, the police, and the judicial and legal : $   The volume Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact of U.S.

Policy attempts to measure not the drug war's already well known failures but rather the "collateral damage" it causes in the source countries. Editors Coletta Youngers and Eileen Rosin believe that the drug war has serious and often hidden consequences in the source countries.

Drugs and Latin America High in the Andes. drug consumers are financing the assault on democracy, however unwittingly. in the Books and arts section of the print edition under the headline.The South American nation of Colombia has seen more than forty years of unrest, conflict, and civil war. It is a country in which social violence and warfare are intricately intertwined.

Colombia is also notorious for its drug trade, being one of the leading producers of cocaine in the world, and for its central role as a staging ground for the U.The Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy was a panel of Latin American leaders and intellectuals, co-chaired by former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil), César Gaviria (Colombia) and Ernesto Zedillo (Mexico).

In Marchthe commission issued a report which "declared the war on drugs a failure," according to one commentator.