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The Resource Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate

Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate

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Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia
Title
Drugs, thugs, and diplomats
Title remainder
U.S. policymaking in Colombia
Statement of responsibility
Winifred Tate
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80% of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when the Colombian security forces were linked to abusive, drug-trafficking paramilitary forces. Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats examines the U.S. policymaking process in the design, implementation, and consequences of Plan Colombia, as the aid package came to be known. Winifred Tate explores the rhetoric and practice of foreign policy by the U.S. State Department, the Pentagon, Congress, and the U.S. military Southern Command. Tate's ethnography uncovers how policymakers' utopian visions and emotional entanglements play a profound role in their efforts to orchestrate and impose social transformation abroad. She argues that U.S. officials' zero tolerance for illegal drugs provided the ideological architecture for the subsequent militarization of domestic drug policy abroad. The U.S. also ignored Colombian state complicity with paramilitary brutality, presenting them as evidence of an absent state and the authentic expression of a frustrated middle class. For rural residents of Colombia living under paramilitary dominion, these denials circulated as a form of state terror. Tate's analysis examines how oppositional activists and the policy's targets✹civilians and local state officials in southern Colombia✹attempted to shape aid design and delivery, revealing the process and effects of human rights policymaking.--
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1970-
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Tate, Winifred
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthropology of policy Stanford, Calif
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  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Military assistance, American
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Paramilitary forces
  • United States
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
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Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : anthropology of policy -- Domestic drug policy goes to war -- Human rights policymaking and military assistance -- Paramilitary proxies -- Living under many laws -- Origin stories -- Competing solidarities -- Putumayo policy claims -- Conclusion : Plan Colombia, Putumayo, and the policymaking imagination
Control code
FIEb17815411
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780804792011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895301608
Label
Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : anthropology of policy -- Domestic drug policy goes to war -- Human rights policymaking and military assistance -- Paramilitary proxies -- Living under many laws -- Origin stories -- Competing solidarities -- Putumayo policy claims -- Conclusion : Plan Colombia, Putumayo, and the policymaking imagination
Control code
FIEb17815411
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780804792011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895301608

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