Drug Trafficking (tagged articles)
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A Line in the Sand: Drug Control Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Benjamin J. Mackey - This paper analyzes the ongoing drug war being waged between Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), their rivals, and the U.S./Mexican governments. This analysis is conducted through the lens of drug control; namely, through an examination of the distinct strategies... Keep Reading »
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Rationally Irrational: Applying the Rational Actor Model to Rio De Janeiro's Police-Gang Conflict
Amber Waltz - Both gangs and police in Rio de Janeiro seemingly operate irrationally in an extended conflict, as it is highly unlikely that the state will make drug dealing legal, and it is also unlikely that gangs would be able to destroy the police through armed force. This article... Keep Reading »
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Mexican Drug Activity, Economic Development, and Unemployment in a Rational Choice Framework
David J. Masucci - From his inauguration in 2005 to the end of his presidency in 2012, Mexican President Felipe Calderon presided over one of the most violent periods in his country’s history. Making good on one of his election promises, Calderon unleashed the country’s military... Keep Reading »
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Busted by the Feds? Government Corruption and Drug Trafficking
Erica Thomas - The international drug trade and the power of drug cartels have perplexed both analysts and policy makers for years. As drug production and trade grow, cartels have climbed to unthinkable heights of power and, in some cases, have crippled governments. This study explores... Keep Reading »
Deconstructing the Camarena Affair and the Militarized United States-Mexico Border
Benjamin Schenk - Recently, the state of the United States-Mexico border has assumed primary importance in American domestic politics. And with that, the border has been conflated with notions of security. This paper will investigate the root causes of the border's securitization by... Keep Reading »
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