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By Sebastián Antonino Cutrona

Challenging the U.S.-Led warfare on Drugs explores the instances that experience resisted the U.S. strain to undertake a militarized method of struggle opposed to drug trafficking in Latin the USA and the Caribbean.


Through a sweeping narrative heritage from the restoration of democracy in 1983 to the current, Cutrona applies diplomacy and comparative politics theories to appreciate Argentina’s various trajectory vis-à-vis the remainder of the area. the writer demonstrates that during extensive questions of vulnerability to U.S. strain, exterior components frequently play a secondary position in explaining both balancing/resistance or bandwagoning/acceptance of the U.S. defense time table within the Americas. Emphasizing the function of domestic-level politics, Cutrona identifies the subordination of the army to civilian oversight, the transition final result, the approach of payment and balances, and the position of civil society actors equivalent to social hobbies, epistemic groups, and norm marketers as Argentina’s such a lot proper assets explaining defection from Washington’s major dictates to wrestle drug trafficking.

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