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

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

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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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Midwest
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1970-
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Tate, Winifred
Dewey number
327.730861
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Anthropology of policy
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  • United States
  • Colombia
  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Military assistance, American
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Colombia
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adult
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Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780804795678
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11891064
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remote
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11891064
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MWT11891064
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Drugs, thugs, and diplomats : U.S. policymaking in Colombia, Winifred Tate, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804795678
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891064
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891064
System control number
MWT11891064
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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