Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 January 2018

328 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190695958

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The Politics of Drug Violence

Criminals, Cops and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico

Angelica Duran-Martinez

  • Presents a novel theory that argues that drug violence results from complex interactions between states and criminal actors
  • Includes systematic analysis of a dimension that is often mentioned in media or even in academic analyses but not treated in a systematic, conceptual analysis: the visibility of violence
  • Makes substantial empirical contributions while comparing five cities that have been home to major trafficking organizations for the past four decades: Cali and Medellín in Colombia, and Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, and Tijuana in Mexico

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