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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

Book details:

Edition Notes

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

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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).