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Making peace in drug wars : crackdowns and cartels in Latin America

Author: Benjamin Lessing
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Lessing
ISBN: 9781108185837 1108185835
OCLC Number: 1048760435
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Nov 2017).
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 326 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: 1. Introduction; Part I. A Theory of Cartel-State Conflict: 2. What is cartel-state conflict?; 3. Logics of violence in cartel-state conflict; 4. Modeling violent corruption and lobbying; Part II. Case Studies: 5. Colombia: conditionality to contain a killer; 6. Rio de Janeiro: conditionality, one favela at a time; 7. Mexico: conditionality abandoned; Part III. Conditional Repression as Outcome: 8. The challenge of implementing conditionality; 9. Explaining reform efforts' success: key factors and alternative hypotheses; 10. The challenge of sustaining conditionality; 11. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: Benjamin Lessing, University of Chicago.

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Drug wars have ravaged Latin America, from Pablo Escobar in Colombia and El Chapo in Mexico to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. This book helps social scientists, area specialists, and policymakers  Read more...

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'Why does large-scale, organized criminal violence escalate in some places and times but not others? And why do states sometimes succeed in repressing drug-trafficking cartels but often fail, Read more...

 
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