Driven by Drugs

Driven by Drugs : US Policy Toward Colombia

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In the years since the first edition of ""Driven by Drugs"" was published, there have been dramatic changes in US policy toward Colombia, as well as in domestic Colombian politics. This new edition traces developments in both arenas, bringing the story current through the administrations of George W. Bush and Alvaro Uribe.This book offers a provocative analysis of the dynamics of US policy toward Colombia - a policy that since 1990 has been driven overwhelmingly by factors related to the ""war on drugs"" within the United States.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 1588265234
  • 9781588265234
  • 3,202,029

Table of contents

Introduction.; The Evolution of US Policy Toward Colombia.; The Roots of Violence.; US Policy During the Samper Administration, 1994-1998.; US Policy During the Pastrana Administration, 1998-2002.; US Policy During the Uribe Administration, 2002-2007.; Conclusion.
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Crandall's finely detailed and scrupulous account of the policymaking process over the last decade on such a significant foreign policy issue helps fill a major gap in the scholarly literature.... [His] judicious treatment nicely conveys just how personalized US Colombia policy has been. - Michael Shifter, Perspectives on Politics ""This excellent case study of US foreign policy is highly recommended at all levels."" - Choice
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About Russell Crandall

Russell Crandall is associate professor of political science at Davidson College. He is author of Gunboat Diplomacy: US Interventions in the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Haiti, as well as coeditor of The Andes in Focus: Security, Democracy, and Economic Reform and Mexico's Democracy at Work: Political and Economic Dynamics.
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