Luces para entender el prohibicionismo: Los orígenes sudamericanos de la “guerra contra las drogas”

Translated title of the contribution: Shedding light on prohibition: The south american origins of the “war on drugs”

Nicolas Alexander Beckmann

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    Abstract

    The present article hopes to contribute to a growing literature that challenges the dominant interpretations of the “war on drugs,” which assume that South America has been merely a recipient and victim of external drug policy models. Through the analysis of official documents, protocols of diplomatic conferences and media reports, the article shows that since the 1970s South American governments promoted and developed prohibitionist drug policies based on their own interests and initiatives. This new contextualization helps understanding why prohibition remains the most important approach to drug policy today, despite its evident failure.

    Translated title of the contributionShedding light on prohibition: The south american origins of the “war on drugs”
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)21-39
    Number of pages19
    JournalRevista de Estudios Sociales
    Volume2021
    Issue number77
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2021

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