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Making peace in drug wars : crackdowns and cartels in Latin America, Benjamin Lessing, University of Chicago

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Making peace in drug wars : crackdowns and cartels in Latin America
Title
Making peace in drug wars
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crackdowns and cartels in Latin America
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Benjamin Lessing, University of Chicago
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eng
Summary
Over the past thirty years, a new form of conflict has ravaged Latin America's largest countries, with well-armed drug cartels fighting not only one another but the state itself. In Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil, leaders cracked down on cartels in hopes of restoring the rule of law and the state's monopoly on force. Instead, cartels fought back - with bullets and bribes - driving spirals of violence and corruption that make mockeries of leaders' state-building aims. Fortunately, some policy reforms quickly curtailed cartel-state conflict, but they proved tragically difficult to sustain. Why do cartels fight states, if not to topple or secede from them? Why do some state crackdowns trigger and exacerbate cartel-state conflict, while others curb it? This study argues that brute-force repression generates incentives for cartels to fight back, while policies that condition repression on cartel violence can effectively deter cartel-state conflict. The politics of drug war, however, make conditional policies all too fragile. --
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Lessing, Benjamin
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364.1/3365098
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5840.L3
LC item number
L47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Insurgency
  • Violence
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Insurgency
  • Violence
  • Latin America
  • 15.85 history of America
  • Latin America
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Making peace in drug wars : crackdowns and cartels in Latin America, Benjamin Lessing, University of Chicago
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. A theory of cartel-state conflict. What is cartel-state conflict? -- Logics of violence in cartel-state conflict -- Modeling violent corruption and lobbying -- pt. II. Case studies. Colombia : conditionality to contain a killer -- Rio de Janeiro : conditionality, one Favela at a time -- Mexico : conditionality abandoned -- pt. III. Conditional repression as outcome. The challenge of implementing conditionality -- Explaining reform efforts' success : key factors and alternative hypotheses -- The challenge of sustaining conditionality -- Conclusion
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993694021
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781107199637
Lccn
2017033487
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993694021
Label
Making peace in drug wars : crackdowns and cartels in Latin America, Benjamin Lessing, University of Chicago
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. A theory of cartel-state conflict. What is cartel-state conflict? -- Logics of violence in cartel-state conflict -- Modeling violent corruption and lobbying -- pt. II. Case studies. Colombia : conditionality to contain a killer -- Rio de Janeiro : conditionality, one Favela at a time -- Mexico : conditionality abandoned -- pt. III. Conditional repression as outcome. The challenge of implementing conditionality -- Explaining reform efforts' success : key factors and alternative hypotheses -- The challenge of sustaining conditionality -- Conclusion
Control code
993694021
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781107199637
Lccn
2017033487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993694021

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