Extracts can be found here https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421
All other texts are a) in the library b) online through JSTOR or other library databases c) ebooks accessed through the library.
The following books will be used throughout the course and should be consulted as necessary
Peter H. Smith, Drug Policy in the Americas
William O. Walker, Drug Control in the Americas
For histories of individual countries, students should consult the relevant chapters of The Cambridge History of Latin America
Week 1 Introduction: The Drug Trade: Approaches
This course deals with four approaches to the drug trade
1) The social and cultural construction of narcotics as commodities
2) Organized crime and its relation with the state
3) U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America
4) The effects of the drug trade and criminality on communities
Week 2: The Global drug trade
What is a drug?
Why are some drugs illegal and others not?
What are the effects of drug probihition?
What is a drug trafficker?
All students must read David T. Courtwright, Forces of Habit (In library as ebook) (CORE READING)
Isaac Campos and Paul Gootenberg, “Toward a New Drug History of Latin America: A Research Frontier at the Center of Debates,”, Hispanic American Historical Review, 95, no. 1 (Feb. 2015): 1-35.(CORE READING)
David R. Mares, Drug Wars and Coffeehouses, The Political Economy of the International Drug Trade, Chapters 1 and 2 (CORE READING)
Peter H. Smith, "The Political Economy of Drugs" Conceptual Issues and Policy Options" in Peter H. Smith (ed), Drug Policy in the Americas, pp. 1-22
Week 3: The early US drug trade
Why did the US prohibit opium?
What role did race play in early prohibition?
What role did gender play in early prohibition?
Please use David F. Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control and James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide for the background to all US sections of the course. Both are in the library as ebooks.
David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapters 2 and 3 (In library as ebook) (CORE READING)
Joseph Spillane, "The Making of an Underground Market: Drug Selling in Chicago, 1900-1940" Journal of Social History, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Autumn, 1998), pp. 27-47 (CORE READING)
"Mania Americana": Narcotic Addiction and Modernity in the United States, 1870-1920
Timothy A. Hickman, The Journal of American History, Vol. 90, No. 4 (Mar., 2004), pp. 1269-1294 (CORE READING)
"Dope Fiends and Degenerates: The Gendering of Addiction in the Early Twentieth Century
Mara L. Keire, Journal of Social History, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Summer, 1998), pp. 809-822 (CORE READING)
James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 2-6, 13-19 (In library as ebook)
Chasing the Dragon: The Cultural Metamorphosis of Opium in the United States, 1825-1935, by Marcus Aurin, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Sep., 2000), pp. 414-441
Dark Paradise: Opiate Addiction In America Before 1940. by David T. Courtwright
Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States, 1884-1920 by Joseph F. Spillane
Drugs in America: A Social History, 1800-1980 by H. Wayne Morgan
The Secret Leprosy of Modern Days: Narcotic Addiction and Cultural Crisis in the United States, 1870-1920. By Timothy A. Hickman.
Jill Jones, Hep-Cats, Narcs and Pipe Dreams
Week 4: Mid-century US Drug Control, Marijuana Tax Act, Harry Anslinger, and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
How important was Harry Ainslinger to early drug prohibition?
What role did the FBN play in early drug prohibition?
Why did the US prohibit marijuana?
Susan L. Speaker, "The Struggle of Mankind against Its Deadliest Foe": Themes of Counter-Subversion in Anti-Narcotic Campaigns, 1920-1940, Journal of Social History, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Spring, 2001), pp. 591-610 (CORE READING)
Michael Schaller, "The Federal Prohibition of Marihuana," Journal of Social History, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Autumn, 1970), pp. 61-74 (CORE READING)
David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapter 9 (In library as ebook) (CORE READING)
Mark Pembleton, Imagining a Global Sovereignty: U.S. Counternarcotic Operations in Istanbul during the Early Cold War and the Origins of the Foreign “War on Drugs”Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 18, Number 2, Spring 2016, pp. 28-63 (CORE READING)
James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 56-67, 77-86, 87-99
Phil Nicholas y Andrew Churchill, «Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the States, and the Origins of Modern Drug Enforcement in the United States, 1950-1962, The», Contemporary Drugs Problems 39 (2012): 595-640
Kathleen J. Frydl, The Drug Wars in America, 1940–1973 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Doug Valentine, The Strength of the Wolf: Secret History of America's War on Drugs
Assassin of youth : a kaleidoscopic history of Harry J. Anslinger's war on drugs / Alexandra Chasin (in library as ebook)
Douglas Clarck Kinder, «Bureaucratic Cold Warrior: Harry J. Anslinger and ilicit narcotic traffic», Pacific Historical Review 50 (1981)
Alan Block y John C. McWilliams, «On the Origins of American Counterintelligence: Building a Clandestine Network», Journal of Policy History 1, n.o 4 (1979)
John F. Galliher, David P. Keys, y Michael Elsner, «Lindesmith v. Anslinger: An Early Government Victory in the Failed War on Drugs», The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 88, n.o 2 (1998): 661-82
John C. McWilliams, The Protectors: Harry J. Anslinger and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 1930-1962 (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1990)
Kathleen Ferraiolo, «From killer weed to popular medicine: The evolution of American drug control policy, 1937-2000», Journal of Policy History 19, n.o 2 (2007): 147-77
"The Puzzle of the Social Origins of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937" John F. Galliher, Allynn Walker, Social Problems, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Feb., 1977), pp. 367-376
L. Sloman, Reefer Madness: A history of Marijuana
FILM: Reefer Madness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azf320JDdqU
Michael N. Gomila y Robert D. Hanser, «The war on Drugs: a Review of U.S. Drug Policy», in Flawed criminal justice policies: at the intersection of the Media, Public Fear and Legislative Response, ed. Frances P. Reddington y Gene Bonham (North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2012), 21-37
Richard J. Bonnie y Charles H. Whitebread II., The Marihuana Conviction: A History of Marihuana Prohibition in the United States (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1974)
Eric Schneider, Smack: Heroin and the Postwar City
David Courtwright, Herman Joseph, Don Des Jarlais, Addicts Who Survived: An Oral History of Narcotics Use in America, 1923-1965
Week 5: From the Beats to the Counterculture
How did youth attitudes to drugs change during the 1950s and 1960s?
How did government attitudes to drugs change during the 1950s and 1960s?
What role did race play in government and civil society's attitudes to drugs?
Matthew D. Lassiter, “Pushers, Victims and the Lost Innocence of White Suburbia: California’s War on narcotics during the 1950s”, Journal of Urban History, 41.5 (2015), 787-807 (CORE READING)
David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapter 11 (In library as ebook) (CORE READING)
Extract from Peter McGuire and Mike Ritter, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade ((CORE READING)
James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 109-118, 149-62
Devin R. Lander, Start Your Own Religion: New York State's Acid Churches, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 14, No. 3 (February 2011), pp. 64-80
David Farber, “The Intoxicated/Illegal Nation: Drugs in the Sixties Counterculture.” In Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s, edited by Peter Braunstein and Michael William Doyle, 17–40. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Elcock, Chris. “From Acid Revolution to Entheogenic Evolution: Psychedelic Philosophy in the Sixties and Beyond.” Journal of American Culture 36, no. 4 (2013): 296–311.
Drugs and the Baby Boomers' Quest for Metaphysical Illumination, Robert C. Fuller, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 3, No. 1 (October 1999), pp. 100-118
William Novak, High Culture, Marijuana in the Lives of Americans, 1980
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream, Jay Stevens
D Lattin, The Harvard Psychadelic Club, How Timothy Leary... Killed the Fifties
Peter McGuire and Mike Ritter, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade
Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World by Nicholas Schou
Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus, Erika Dyck
Thomas Miller, The Hippies and American Values
Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's, by Peter Braunstein, Michael William Doyle
Heads and Freaks: Patterns and Meanings of Drug Use Among Hippies, Fred Davis, Laura Munoz, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 9, No. 2, Special Issue on Recreational Drug Use (Jun., 1968), pp. 156-164
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
WIlliam Burroughs, Junky
Week 6: READING WEEK
Week 7: Drug Policy from the 1970s onwards: Race, Policing, and the Carceral State
Why does the US have the highest level of imprisonment in the world?
Why does mass incarceration affect African Americans so adversely?
What are the social effects of mass incarceration?
Ta-Nihisi Coates, The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration, The Atlantic, October 2015, (CORE READING)
Eric Schlosser, The Prison-Industrial Complex, The Atlantic, 1998, (CORE READING)
Heather Ann Thompson, Why Mass Incarceration Matters, Journal of American History (JSTOR) (CORE READING)
David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapter 12 (In library as ebook) (CORE READING)
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, 97-139 (CORE READING) (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421). Rest of book is non-core reading
Bruce Western, Christopher Wilderman, ‘The Black Family and Mass Incarceration’, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 621 (2009), pp. 221-242
Jeremy Travis, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn (eds), The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (Washington, 2014),
David F. Musto and Pamela Korsmeyer, The quest for drug control: politics and federal policy in a period of increasing substance abuse, 1963-1981 (Ebook in Library)
Journal of American History, June 2015 Special on Carceral State particularly articles by Elizabeth Hinton, Kali Nicole Gross
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California By Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
Sasha Abramsky, American Furies: Crime, Punishment and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment
David Simon and Edward Burns, The Corner, : A Year in the Life of an Inner City Neighbourhood
Suhir Venkatesh, Gang leader for a day
Alice Goffman, On the Run
TV series: The Wire
Films: The House I Live in, The 13th Amendment
Week 8: The pre-history of Cocaine in Peru
Explain the rise of the cocaine industry in Peru.
What is the difference between a drug and a medicine?
Paul Gootenberg, A Forgotten Case of Scientific Excellence on the Periphery" in Comparative Studies in Society and History, (2007), JSTOR (CORE READING)
Paul Gootenberg, "Between Coca and Cocaine", Hispanic American Historical review (2003), JSTOR (CORE READING)
Thoumi, F (2003) Introduction & Overview. In: Illegal drugs, economy and society in the Andes. ed., Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Ch.1, pp.1-11, (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421)
Paul Gootenberg, Andean Cocaine, Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2
Joseph Gagliano, Cocaine Prohibition in Peru
Ana Mary Lema in Madelaine Barbara Léons and Harry Sanabria, Coca, Cocaine and the Bolivian Reality
Week 9: Drug control in Peru
Explain the prohibition of cocaine.
Is drug prohibition simply an extension of US imperialism?
Paul Gootenberg, "Reluctance or Resistance" in Paul Gootenberg (ed.), Cocaine: Global Histories (CORE READING) (in library in ebook)
Enrique Obando, US policy in Peru, (Extract at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421) (CORE READING)
Paul Gootenberg, Andean Cocaine, Chapters 3-5
Cynthia McClintock, "The Evolution of Internal War in Peru: The Conjunction of Need, Creed, and Organizational Finance," Cynthia J. Arson and I. William Zartman, eds., Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed (Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2005)
Jose E. Gonzales, "Guerrillas and Coca in the Upper Huallaga Valley," in David Scott Palmer, ed., Shining Path of Peru (New York: St. Martin's, 1994), pp. 126-30
Week 10: The rise of the Colombian "cartels"
Why was drug trafficking so prevalent in Colombia?
To what extent was drug trafficking organized into cartels?
How do traffickers and anti-drugs forces interact?
What advantages to either group have?
What were effects of the rise of drug trafficking in Colombia?
What was the social background of Colombia's major traffickers?
Paul Gootenberg, Andean Cocaine, Chapters 6 and 7
Dominic Streatfield, Cocaine, chapter 9-11
Michael Kenney, From Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Chapters 1 (CORE READING) Extract at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421. Chapters 2-4 are non-core reading.
Mary Roldan, "Colombia: Cocaine and the Miracle of Modernity in Medellin: in Gootenberg (ed.), Cocaine: Global Histories (In library in ebook) (CORE READING)
Francisco E Thoumi, "Why the Illegal Psychoactive Drugs Industry Grew in Colombia" Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (1992) (CORE READING)
Damian Zaitch, "Post-Fordist Cocaine", (CORE READING)
Sidney Zabludoff, Colombian Narcotics Organizations as Business Enterprises, Transnational Organized Crime, 3.2 (1997), 20-49 (CORE READING)
Rozema in Kees Koonings and Kirk Kruijt, Fractured Cities
Anthony Henman, Mama Coca
Maria Hemena Duzan, Death Beat
Francisco E. Thoumi, Political Economy and Illegal Drugs in Colombia,
Francisco E. Thoumi, Illegal Drugs, Economy and Society in the Andes, Chapters 2-7
Week 1: Radical Politics, US Foreign Policy, and the Drug Trade in Colombia
Explain the rise of Colombian guerilla groups.
How have guerillas forces affected drug trafficking?
How have guerilla forces affeced the war on drugs?
How has the US sought to combat the drug trade?
War on Drugs or War or Social Revolution? Which better describes US policy in Colombia?
Russell Crandell, "Explicit Narcotization: U.S. Policy toward Colombia during the Samper Administration" Latin American Politics and Society, JSTOR (CORE READING)
Winifred Tate, Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia, Chapter 1 (CORE READING) at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421
Tom Long, Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence, Chapter 5, pp. 174-216 (CORE READING) (ebook in library)
Olivier Villar, Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia
Coletta Youngers (ed.), Drugs and Democracy in Latin America, Chapter 4 and Chapters 1-3
Mark Peceny, "The FARC's Best Friend" in Latin American Politics and Society, JSTOR
Jennifer Holmes "Drugs, Violence, and Development in Colombia: A Department-Level Analysis" Latin American Politics and Society, JSTOR
Russell Crandell, Driven by Drugs: US Policy Towards Colombia
Bergquist, C., Peñaranda, R. and Sánchez, G. G. (eds) (2001) 'Plan Colombia', in Violence in Colombia: 1990–2000. Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, 232–239.
Taussig, Law in a Lawless Land
Week 2: Democratization and Violence in Latin America
How has the drug trade affected politics in Brazil?
How has the drug trade affected class relations?
What means have been effective in dealing with organized crime?
Why are Brazilian traffickers often viewed as "social bandits"? Is this fair?
Arias and Goldstein "Introduction" in Arias and Goldstein, Violent Democracies in Latin America, (CORE READING) (Ebook in library)
Gay in Arias and Goldstein, Violent Democracies in Latin America, (CORE READING) (ebook in library)
Adorno in Rotker, Citizens of Fear (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421) (CORE READING)
Robert Gay, Lucia: Testimonies of a Brazilian
Enrique Arias, Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro
Film: Elite Troop I and II
Janice Pearlman, Favela
Leeds in Kees Koonings and Kirk Kruijt, Fractured Cities
Film: City of God
Film: Elite Troop I and II
Week 3: Youth gangs in Central America
Living in the Shadow of Death: Gangs, Violence and Social Order in Urban Nicaragua, 1996-2002
Dennis Rodgers, Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2 (May, 2006), pp. 267-292 (CORE READING)
Thomas Bruneau and Enrique Arias essays in Thomas Bruneau et al, Maras, Gang Violence and Security in Central America (ebook in library) (CORE READING)
Ana Arana, How the Street Gangs took Central America, Foreign Affairs
Clare Ribando Seelke, Gangs in Central America, WOLA paper, http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34112.pdf
Mara Salvatrucha: The Most Dangerous Street Gang in the Americas? Sonja Wolf, Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 65-99
Robert Brennaman, Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America
Gareth Jones and Dennis Rogers, Youth Violence in Latin America
Deborah Levinson, Adios Niños, The Gangs of Guatemala City
Dennis Rogers, Dying for It: Violence and Social Change in Urban Nicaragua
Thomas Bruneau et al, Maras, Gang Violence and Security in Central America
Week 4: The early Mexican trade, (1890-1960)
What was the relationship between the state and the early drug trade?
How did existing socio-economic relations affect the hierarchy of the drug trade?
Isaac Campos, “Degeneration and the Origins of the War on Drugs,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 26, no. 2 (2010): 379-408 (CORE READING)
Benjamin T. Smith, Drug Policies in Mexico, 1900-1980, Beatriz C.Labate, Clancy Cavnar, & Thiago Rodrigues, (eds.), Drug Policies and the Politics of Drugs in Latin America. (Cham: Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2016) (ebook in library) (CORE READING)
Isaac Campos, A diplomatic failure: the Mexican role in the demise of the 1940 Reglamento Federal de Toxicomanías, Third World Quarterly (2017) (CORE READING)
Elaine Carey, "Selling is More of a Habit" Journal of Women's History, (2009) (CORE READING)
Isaac Campos, Homegrown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012)
Elaine Carey, Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime
Nicole Mottier, Drug Gangs and Politics in Ciudad Juarez, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos
Alan Knight in Wil Pansters, (ed.), Violence, Coercion and State Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico
Benjamin Smith, The Rise and Fall of Narcopopulism, Journal for the Study of Radicalism
Ioan Grillo, El Narco, Chapter 1
Celia Toro, Mexico's War on Drugs: Causes and Consequences
Luis Astorga, Drogas sin Fronteras
Week 5: The first war on drugs, 1960s-1970s
How did the drugs industry change shape in the late 1960s?
What were the effects of the first war on drugs?
Luis Astorga, Cocaine in Mexico, A Prelude to Los Narcos in Gootenberg (ed.), Cocaine:Global Histories (ebook in library) (CORE READING)
Richard B Craig, Human Rights and Mexico's Antidrug Campaign, Social Science Quarterly 1980 (CORE READING)
Daniel Weimer, Seeing Drugs on Mexico (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421) (CORE READING)
Francisco Ortiz Pinchetti, et al, La Operacion Condor
Peter Dale Scott, American War Machine, Chapter 2
Richard B Craig, La Campaña Permanente: Mexico's Anti-Drug Campaign, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 1978
Richard B Craig, Operation Condor: Mexico's Antidrug Campaign enters a New era, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 1980
Peter Watt and Robert Zepeda, Drug War Mexico, Chapter 2
Celia Toro, Mexico's War on Drugs: Causes and Consequences
Diego Osorno, El Cartel de Sinaloa
Week 6 Reading Week
Week 7: The Rise of the Cartels and the Role of the State, 1980s-1990s
How does a cartel operate?
Explain the rise of the Mexican cartels?
Peter Lupsha, Transnational NarcoCorruption (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421) , (CORE READING)
Carlos Flores Perez, "Political Protection and the Origins of the Gulf Cartel" in Tony Payan, Kathleen Staudt, Z. Anthony Kruszewski, A War that Cannot Be Won: Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs. (CORE READING) (ebook in Library)
Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano, "The Mexican state and organized crime : an unending story" in Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano, Mexico's security failure : collapse into criminal violence, pp. 29-53 (CORE READING) (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421)
Peter Dale Scott "The CIA and Right-Wing Narcoterrorism in Latin America" in Cocaine Politics, Chapter 2 especially pp. 33-40
Peter Dale Scott, American War Machine, Chapter 2 (ebook in library)
Otis B. Fly-Wheel, Pablo Acosta and the Plaza System, Borderland Beat
Mexico's security failure : collapse into criminal violence / edited by Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano ; with Arturo Sotomayor
Ioan Grillo, El Narco, Chapters 4-5
Elaine Shannon, Desperados
Peter Watt and Robert Zepeda, Drug War Mexico, Chapter 3
Terrence Poppa, Drug Lord, The Life and death of a Mexican kingpin
Diego Osorno, El Cartel de Sinaloa
Alexander Cockburn, Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the Press, Chapter 14
Charles Bowden, Down by the River
Selections from Digital National Security Archive: Mexico - United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013 (online at Warwick University Library)
Anabel Hernandez, Narcoland
James Mills, The Underground Empire
Week 8: Narcoculture
What is narcoculture?
Why did narcoculture appear?
What are the links bewteen the drug trade and narcoculture?
Paul Eiss and Howard Campell in Latin American Perspectives, Issue 195, March 2014 (CORE READING)
Gabriela Polit Duenas, Narrating Narcos
Herman Herlinghaus, Narco-Epics,
Carlos Fuentes, Adam in Eden
Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Frontera Dreams
Shaylih Muehlmann, When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands
Elijah Wald, Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs
Alonso Salazar, Born to Die in Medellin
Sam Quinones, "The Ballad of Chalino Sanchez" in Sam Quinones, True Tales from Another Mexico
Mark Edberg, El Narcotrafficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona
Guy Fricano, Social banditry and the Public Persona of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Small Wars Journal
Week 9: US-Mexican relations and the war on drugs
How has the US confronted the contemporary Mexican drug trade?
How effective has this policy been?
Carlos Pérez Ricart, "US pressure and Mexican anti-drugs efforts from 1940 to 1980: Importing the war on drugs?" in Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith, Peter Watt (eds), Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice (London: Routledge, 2017) (CORE READING)
Peter Andreas, Border Games, Chapter 3 and 4 (Ebook in LIbrary) (CORE READING)
Julien Mercille, "Violent Narco-Cartels or US Hegemony" in Third World Quarterly, (2011) (CORE READING)
Jorge Chabat "Drug trafficking and United States--Mexico relations : causes of conflict" in Mexico's security failure : collapse into criminal violence / edited by Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano ; with Arturo Sotomayor
Hal Brands, Narco Insurgency and US Counterdrug Policy
María Celia Toro, «The Internationalization of Police: The DEA in Mexico», The Journal of American History 86, n.o 2 (1999)
Selections from Digital National Security Archive: Mexico - United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013 (online in library)
Mónica Serrano y Paul Kenny, Mexico’s Security Failure: Collapse into Criminal Violence (New York: Routledge, 2012)
Tony Payan, The Three US-Mexico Border Wars
Peter Watt and Robert Zepeda, Drug War Mexico, Chapter 2
See Narconews articles on money laundering http://www.narconews.com/docs/ontrial.html
See ft.com, guardian.co.uk and NYT on HSBC and Wells Fargo money laundering scandals
Benjamin T. Smith, Banks, Bombs and Bullshit, UK-Mexican Relations and the War on Drugs (Manuscript will be sent to students)
Week 10: Civil society, democracy, and violence in Mexico
Daniel Sabet, "The Role of Citizens and Civil Society in Mexico's Security Crisis" in Tony Payan, Kathleen Staudt, Z. Anthony Kruszewski, A War that Cannot Be Won: Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs. (CORE READING) (ebook in Library)
Romain Le Cour Grandmaison, "VIGILAR Y LIMPIAR”: IDENTIFICATION AND SELF-HELP JUSTICEMAKING
IN MICHOACÁN, MEXICO", Politix, 2016. (CORE READING)
Victoria Malkin, Narcotrafficking, migration, and modernity in rural Mexico, Latin American Perspectives, 28, pp 101-128 (CORE READING)
Carolina Robledo Silvestre, "Combing history against the grain: The search for truth amongst Mexico’s hidden graves" in in Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith, Peter Watt (eds), Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice (London: Routledge, 2017) (CORE READING)
Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith, Peter Watt (eds), Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice (London: Routledge, 2017)
Patricio Asfura Heim, The Rise of Mexico's Self-Defence Forces, Foreign Affairs
Salvador Maldonaldo, Stories of Drug Trafficking in Rural Mexico, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Why I protest: Javier Sicilia of Mexico, Time Magazine,
Dudley Althus, Mexico's Security Dilemma, Wilson Center Paper
Film: Cartel Land
Alfredo Corchado, Midnight in Mexico
Howard Campbell, Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juarez
Balan, Rotker and Pizzaro in Susanne Rotker, Citizens of Fear
Pansters and Castillo Berthier in Kees Koonings and Kirk Kruijt, Fractured Cities
John Bailey and Roy Godson, Organised Crime and Democratic Governability
George Grayson, Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State
Charles Bowden, Down by the River: Drugs, money, murder
Why I protest, Time Magazine,
Dudley Althus, Mexico's Security Dilemma, Wilson Center Paper
Week 1: Revision
Week 2: Revision