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The Resource Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate

Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate

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Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia
Title
Drugs, thugs, and diplomats
Title remainder
U.S. policymaking in Colombia
Statement of responsibility
Winifred Tate
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80% of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when the Colombian security forces were linked to abusive, drug-trafficking paramilitary forces. Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats examines the U.S. policymaking process in the design, implementation, and consequences of Plan Colombia, as the aid package came to be known. Winifred Tate explores the rhetoric and practice of foreign policy by the U.S. State Department, the Pentagon, Congress, and the U.S. military Southern Command. Tate's ethnography uncovers how policymakers' utopian visions and emotional entanglements play a profound role in their efforts to orchestrate and impose social transformation abroad. She argues that U.S. officials' zero tolerance for illegal drugs provided the ideological architecture for the subsequent militarization of domestic drug policy abroad. The U.S. also ignored Colombian state complicity with paramilitary brutality, presenting them as evidence of an absent state and the authentic expression of a frustrated middle class. For rural residents of Colombia living under paramilitary dominion, these denials circulated as a form of state terror. Tate's analysis examines how oppositional activists and the policy's targets--civilians and local state officials in southern Colombia--attempted to shape aid design and delivery, revealing the process and effects of human rights policymaking."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
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1970-
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Tate, Winifred
Dewey number
327.730861
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C7
LC item number
T29 2015e
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthropology of policy
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  • United States
  • Colombia
  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Military assistance, American
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Colombia
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Drug control
  • Military assistance, American
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Politics and government
  • Colombia
  • United States
Label
Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Anthropology of policy -- part 1. Militarization, Human Rights, and the U.S. War on Drugs. Domestic drug policy goes to war ; Human rights policymaking and military aid -- part 2. Putumayo on the Eve of Plan Colombia. Paramilitary proxies ; Living under many laws -- part 3. What We Talk About When We Talk About Plan Colombia. Origin stories -- part 4. Advocacy and Inevitability. Competing solidarities ; Putumayan policy claims -- Conclusion: Plan Colombia, Putumayo, and the policymaking imagination
Control code
908838646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804795791
Lccn
2015004650
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908838646
Label
Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Anthropology of policy -- part 1. Militarization, Human Rights, and the U.S. War on Drugs. Domestic drug policy goes to war ; Human rights policymaking and military aid -- part 2. Putumayo on the Eve of Plan Colombia. Paramilitary proxies ; Living under many laws -- part 3. What We Talk About When We Talk About Plan Colombia. Origin stories -- part 4. Advocacy and Inevitability. Competing solidarities ; Putumayan policy claims -- Conclusion: Plan Colombia, Putumayo, and the policymaking imagination
Control code
908838646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804795791
Lccn
2015004650
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908838646

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