Drug Policies and the Politics of Drugs in the Americas

Editors: Labate, Beatriz Caiuby, Cavnar, Clancy, Rodrigues, Thiago (Eds.)

  • Presents a broad panoramic view of drug policy in most Latin American countries
  • Contributes to the dialogue by addressing drug policy from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Reflects the most recent political changes in Latin America and the United States
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This book is a collection of studies of drug policies in several Latin American countries. The chapters analyze the specific histories of drug policies in each country, as well as related phenomena and case studies throughout the region. It presents conceptual reflections on the origins of prohibition and the “War on Drugs,” including the topic of human rights and cognitive freedom. Further, the collection reflects on the pioneering role of some Latin American countries in changing paradigms of international drug policy. Each case study provides an analysis of where each state is now in terms of policy reform within the context of its history and current socio-political circumstances. Concurrently, local movements, initiatives, and backlash against the reformist debate within the hemisphere are examined. The recent changes regarding the regulation of marijuana in the United States and their possible impact on Latin America are also addressed. This work is an important, up-to-date and well-researched reference for all who are interested in drug policy from a Latin American perspective.

About the authors

Beatriz Caiuby Labate, is Professor at the Center for Research and Post Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), in Guadalajara, and Visiting Professor at the Drug Policy Program of the Center for Economic Research and Education (CIDE), in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 
Clancy Cavnar works at a dual diagnosis residential drug treatment center in San Francisco and is a research associate of the Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychoactives (NEIP).
Thiago Rodrigues is Full Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Fluminense Federal University, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Drugs and Politics in the Americas: A Laboratory for Analysis

    Labate, Beatriz Caiuby (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Prohibition and the War on Drugs in the Americas: An Analytical Approach

    Rodrigues, Thiago (et al.)

    Pages 11-32

  • Public Drug Policy and Grey Zone Pacts in Mexico, 1920–1980

    Smith, Benjamin T.

    Pages 33-51

  • Drug Policy in Guatemala: Constraints and Opportunities

    Feilding, Amanda (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • Ecuador: The Evolution of Drug Policies in the Middle of the World

    Jácome, Ana Isabel (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drug Policies and the Politics of Drugs in the Americas
Editors
  • Beatriz Caiuby Labate
  • Clancy Cavnar
  • Thiago Rodrigues
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29082-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29082-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29080-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 265
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