Mexico is not Colombia : alternative historical analogies for responding to the challenge of violent drug-trafficking organizations

"Despite the scope of the threat they pose to Mexico's security, violent drug-trafficking organizations are not well understood, and optimal strategies to combat them have not been identified. While there is no perfectly analogous case from history, Mexico stands to benefit from historical...

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Main Authors: Paul, Christopher, Clarke, Colin P. (Author), Serena, Chad C. (Author)
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation National Security Research Division
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND [2014]©2014, 2014
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"Despite the scope of the threat they pose to Mexico's security, violent drug-trafficking organizations are not well understood, and optimal strategies to combat them have not been identified. While there is no perfectly analogous case from history, Mexico stands to benefit from historical lessons and efforts that were correlated with improvement in countries facing similar challenges related to violence and corruption"--Provided by publisher
Physical Description:191 pages illustrations
ISBN:9780833084422