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Seminar Programme

 

 

Week

Seminar Topic

Autumn Term 1 Introduction
2 The Global Drug Trade
3

The early US Drug trade

4 Mid-century US Drug Control, Harry Anslinger, and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
5 Drugs and the Counterculture
6 Reading Week - no seminar
7 Drug Policy Today: Race, Policing, and the Carceral State
8 The Pre-history of cocaine in Peru
9

Drug control in Peru

10 The rise of the Colombian "cartels"
Spring Term 1

Radical Politics, US Foreign Policy and the Drug Trade in Colombia

2

Democratization and Violence in Brazil

3

Youth gangs in Central America

4 The early Mexican trade, (1890-1960)
5

The first war on drugs

6 Reading Week - no seminar
7

The Rise of the Cartels and the Role of the State

8 Narculture
9

US-Mexican relations and the war on drugs

10 Civil society, democracy, and violence in Mexico
Summer Term 1 Revision
2 Revision