Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas

Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas : Trends in the Twenty-First Century

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This volume examines drug policies and the role of cooperation in the Americas. Many current and former politicians have discussed the failures of the war on drugs and the need for alternative approaches. Uruguay as well as Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana. The Organization of American states produced a report in 2013 which discussed alternative policy options to the drug war. This work examines the nature of cooperation and drug policies in the twenty-first century in the Americas, highlighting the major challenges and obstacles. The argument is that one country cannot solve drug trafficking as it is a transnational problem. Therefore, the producing, consuming, and transit countries must work together and more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 5 tables, 13 graphs
  • 0739195972
  • 9780739195970

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The book remains very interesting and [will] certainly attract the attention of researchers working on the problem of illicit drugs in the Americas. Etudes Internationales This book takes on a fast-moving topic at a fascinating time. After far too many disappointing results and ruined lives, the ice freezing global drug policy in its mid-20th century form has begun to thaw. In another historic break, Latin America is leading the way while Washington watches. The contributors to Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas are some of the brightest analysts of Latin American politics and drug policy today. Contributing from a variety of disciplines, they capture this remarkable moment well. Most importantly, they do so by capturing its complexity: the geographic variation, the shifting power balances, the troubled historical legacy, the complicated menu of policy options, and the exciting ideas being debated throughout the region. I hope this book finds its way to the desks of policymakers worldwide. -- Adam Isacson, Washington Office on Latin America This timely and informative volume helps us make sense of both continuity and change in the politics of drugs and drug control in the Americas. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an up-to-date primer on one of the most contentious issues in inter-American relations. -- Peter Andreas, John Hay Professor of International Studies, Brown Universityshow more

About Roberto Zepeda

Jonathan D. Rosen is research professor at the Institute of International Studies at the Universidad del Mar, Mexico. Roberto Zepeda is research professor at the Institute of International Studies at the Universidad del Mar, more

Table of contents

Introduction: Jonathan D. Rosen and Roberto Zepeda Chapter 1: Competing Models: International Initiatives and the War on Drugs Ted Galen Carpenter Chapter 2: Debating Reforms: Latin America and the International Drug Control Regime Coletta A. Youngers Chapter 3: Counternarcotic Policies and Cooperation in Colombia: A Shift in Policy? Jonathan D. Rosen and Robert Zepeda Chapter 4: Cooperation and Drug Policies: Trends in Peru in the Twenty-First Century Barnett S.- Koven and Cynthia McClintock Chapter 5: Current Trends in Caribbean Cooperation in the War on Drugs: A Study of Guyana Mark Kirton and Marlon Anatol Chapter 6: Mexico, Cooperation, and the Drug Policies in the Twenty-First Century Jonathan D. Rosen and Roberto Zepeda Chapter 7: Drug Trafficking: A Symptom of Crisis in Honduras Brian Fonseca and Randy Pestana Chapter 8: The Dawn of Post-Hegemonic Cooperation? Combating Transnational Narcotics in the Insular Caribbean Lilean Bobea Chapter 9: The War on Drugs in Haiti Christa Remmington and Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor Chapter 10: Inventando Caminos: Cannabis regulation in Uruguay Astrid Arraras and Emily D. Bello-Pardo Ch 11: Cooperation, Security and the Drug phenomenon in the Inter-American Context Betty Horwitz Ch 12: Perspectives of Decriminalization and Legalization of Illicit Drugs Peter Watt and Roberto Zepedashow more