The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars: Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security, 2nd Edition

Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security

Author: Tony Payan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144083542X

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 8297

This book addresses the three central issues that continue to dominate the U.S.-Mexico relationship today: drugs, immigration, and security. Nowhere is this more palpable than at the 2,000-mile border shared by the two countries. • Provides a historical perspective that is necessary to understand today's border conflicts • Includes new coverage of weapons trafficking, human trafficking, the diversified activities of organized crime, the role of drug consumption in America, the decay of the border infrastructure, the militarization of the border, and the effects of Arizona's immigration policy changes • Challenges current views about the border as unsafe, unstable, crime-riddled, and a burden on the nation • Portrays the border as a place of hope in need of better management rather than reinforcement of the security regime that has prevailed in the last decades • Includes a chapter on the Peña government and its effect on the binational relationship, the war on the Cartels, and escalation of violence • Draws on the author's current research and interviews with new government actors • Offers penetrating analysis and sound policy recommendations, particularly on how to achieve a truly binational border management system • Features a new final chapter that projects the future of the border over the next 25 years

Die Welt nach 9/11

Auswirkungen des Terrorismus auf Staatenwelt und Gesellschaft

Author: Thomas Jäger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531941738

Category: Political Science

Page: 1009

View: 1306

Im Jahr 2001 hielten die Anschläge vom 11. September die Welt in Atem. Zehn Jahre danach wird mit diesem Band erstmals umfassend Bilanz gezogen, welche Wirkungen vom Terror des 11. September ausgingen. Untersucht werden Entwicklungen in verschiedenen Staaten, Auswirkungen auf die zwischenstaatlichen Beziehungen und Transformationen des gesellschaftlichen Lebens. Die Effekte auf internationale Organisationen werden ebenso analysiert wie die unterschiedlichen Wirkungen auf Öffentlichkeit, Medien, Religion und Kultur. Dabei dokumentiert der Band die tiefen Spuren, die der 11. September hinterlassen hat. Er zeichnet nach, auf welchen Gebieten zuvor schon beobachtbare Tendenzen verstärkt oder abgeschwächt wurden, aber auch, welche neuen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen hier erst ihren Ausgang nahmen. Die politische Kraft dieses gewalttätigen und symbolträchtigen Tages wird dabei in ihren vielen Gestalten deutlich.

Border Governance and the "Unruly" South

Theory and Practice

Author: I. Hussain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137342617

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 1957

Though 9/11 tightened borders against hard threats, why were soft threats able to create havoc in the cracks? The studies explored by the contributors of this volume lead to the conclusion that the state is not, and should not be, the only viable actor in successful border governance.

Illegal Immigration: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Reference Handbook

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144084013X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 3091

A valuable resource for high school, college, and general readers, this book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive examination of illegal immigration in America, addressing its complex history, comparing its occurrence today with the past, and explaining why a solution is so difficult to enact. • Discusses in detail all of the proposed solutions to the illegal immigration problem in the United States • Enables the reader, on an objective and factual basis, to compare illegal immigration of today with the immigration of the past, and to assess for themselves whether today's immigrants are any more or less likely to be able to successfully assimilate into American society and economy • Provides perspective essays by a range of scholars, "think-tank" subject experts, and advocacy activists that give voice to various sides of the issue in a contrasting point/counterpoint fashion • Documents how the U.S. federal system of three levels and three branches of government complicates any effort and approach to resolving the illegal immigration problem • Includes an extensive, annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources that directs readers toward further reading on the topic

Human Rights Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Gendered Violence and Insecurity

Author: Kathleen A. Staudt,Tony Payan,Z. Anthony Kruszewski

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528721

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 6333

Much political oratory has been devoted to safeguarding AmericaÕs boundary with Mexico, but policies that militarize the border and criminalize immigrants have overshadowed the regionÕs widespread violence against women, the increase in crossing deaths, and the lingering poverty that spurs people to set out on dangerous northward treks. This book addresses those concerns by focusing on gender-based violence, security, and human rights from the perspective of women who live with both violence and poverty. From the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico, scholars from both sides of the 2,000-mile border reflect expertise in disciplines ranging from international relations to criminal justice, conveying a more complex picture of the region than that presented in other studies. Initial chapters offer an overview of routine sexual assaults on women migrants, the harassment of Central American immigrants at the hands of authorities and residents, corruption and counterfeiting along the border, and near-death experiences of border crossers. Subsequent chapters then connect analysis with solutions in the form of institutional change, social movement activism, policy reform, and the spread of international norms that respect human rights as well as good governance. These chapters show how all facets of the border situationÑglobalization, NAFTA, economic inequality, organized crime, political corruption, rampant patriarchyÑpromote gendered violence and other expressions of hyper-masculinity. They also show that U.S. immigration policy exacerbates the problems of border violenceÑin marked contrast to the border policies of European countries. By focusing on womenÕs everyday experiences in order to understand human security issues, these contributions offer broad-based alternative approaches and solutions that address everyday violence and inattention to public safety, inequalities, poverty, and human rights. And by presenting a social and democratic international feminist framework to address these issues, they offer the opportunity to transform todayÕs security debate in constructive ways.

U.S. Border Security

A Reference Handbook

Author: Judith Ann Warner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844075

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 1459

This text provides an integrated view of post-9/11 security concerns over the United States's shared border with Mexico and Canada in regards to terrorism, unauthorized migration, drug and arms smuggling, and other illegal trade. * Presents a chronological overview of the major historical and contemporary events impacting the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders, as well as the development of trilateral and international security concerns * Includes a bibliography providing academic sources and a chapter of books, peer-reviewed journals, and video/DVD resources * Glossary contains terminology for border security, unauthorized immigration, terrorism, drug and arms smuggling, and cross-border trade studies * A chapter of biographical profiles describe the key players in politics, homeland security agencies, and criminal organizations

Patrolling Chaos

The U.S. Border Patrol in Deep South Texas

Author: Robert Lee Maril

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896725942

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4189

Focuses on twelve typical Border Patrol agents over a two-year period.


Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9137

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Cops, Soldiers, and Diplomats

Explaining Agency Behavior in the War on Drugs

Author: Tony Payan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739120644

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 9181

Cops, Soldiers, and Diplomats is an exceptionally clear exposition of bureaucratic behavior amongst various agencies as each responded to the challenges of the War on Drugs. Chapter by chapter, author Tony Payan exposes the bureaucratic imperatives of the numerous agencies waging the drug war, uncovering some of the fundamental structural reasons why this war could not succeed within the United States: fragmentation, competition, duplication, jealousy, turf-wars, information hiding, and ultimate failure. Payan's work will be certain to find an audience with politicians and policy makers, students of sociology and criminology, and any one interested in the drug war.

Wetback Nation

The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border

Author: Peter Laufer

Publisher: Ivan R Dee


Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 2207

Argues that the U.S.-Mexican border should be open for free passage of Mexicans who wish to come to the United States.

A War that CanÕt Be Won

Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs

Author: Tony Payan,Kathleen Staudt,Z. Anthony Kruszewski

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816530343

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 500

Forty years after Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” this sobering book offers views of the “narco wars” from scholars on both sides of the US-Mexico border. With evidence newly obtained through freedom-of-information inquiries in Mexico, it proposes practical solutions to a seemingly intractable crisis.

Running the Border Gauntlet

The Mexican Migrant Controversy

Author: Laurence French

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313382123

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 6639

Guarding the Gates: Immigration and National Security Michael C. LeMay "Today's immigration debate receives some much-needed historical perspective in this new book by LeMay, long regarded as a leading authority on U.S. immigration policy ... LeMay emphasizes the key role national security has always played in immigration policymaking, a conjunction more apparent and influential in post-9/11 U.S. society. The author is generally careful to avoid taking political sides on the polarizing immigration question, noting simply that history teaches the certainty that new coalitions---and new cycles---will continually form and reform depending on society's prevailing broader concerns. An excellent bibliography follows the narrative. Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries." Choice The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars: Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security Tony Payan "Tony Payan's book is an excellent primer on the myriad policy issues facing the United States and Mexico as they grapple with the opportunity and tragedy of their common border. Payan's lucid prose illuminates past and present on a frontier that has evolved from a collection of unguarded desert outposts to an urbanized battleground of cultural conflict." Hector Tobar Author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States In 2008, the United States allocated $3.5 billion for border patrol and $1 billion for the construction of a 700-mile fence between the United States and Mexico. The fence is unfinished, and the border remains a locus of anxiety---and often deadly struggle---as the drug war rages and jobs in both nations continue to disappear. Although immigration and the U.S./Mexico border are perennial election issues, few Americans are aware of the long history of racial, political, religious, and class conflict that have resulted in America's contentious immigration policies. Running the Border Gauntlet: The Mexican Migrant Controversy traces this complex history, examining events that eventually led to the forceful annexation of the majority of Mexico under the pretense of Manifest Destiny and that contribute to tensions between the two nations today. The story begins with religious discord between Protestants and Catholics and continues through the development of an economy based on slave labor, the annexation of Texas, the Mexican Revolution, the Bracero Program, NAFTA, and the "war on drugs." Among other revelations, the book challenges the longheld myths of the Texas revolution and the heroic role of the Texas Rangers and documents a continuing disregard for the welfare of indigenous populations. Drawing on all that went before, it explains not only the how and why of current U.S. immigration policy, but also its often devastating effects on migrant workers.

Sea of Grass

The Maritime Drug War, 1970-1990

Author: Charles M. Fuss

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 326

View: 895

Charles Fuss, a special agent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assigned to the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System staff and later to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, is directly credited with work leading to the conviction of more than 100 drug smugglers, the seizure of huge amounts of narcotics and the vessels carrying them, and the identification of new smuggling techniques. The narrative is set against the political background of the period and includes prison interviews the author conducted with veteran smugglers. Readers go to sea with the interceptors and the smugglers to witness their adventures and defeats. Readers are also privy to the details of the violence in Florida that focused concern on the problem and led to the buildup of a counternarcotics force and the involvement of the military and intelligence communities.


Ein Drogenkartell erfolgreich führen

Author: Tom Wainwright

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641161746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8754

Was haben Coca-Cola, McDonald’s und der internationale Drogenhandel gemeinsam? Der Drogenhandel ist ein globalisiertes, vernetztes und hoch professionalisiertes Geschäftsfeld mit einem Jahresumsatz von 300 Milliarden Dollar, Tendenz steigend. Wie man sich als aufstrebendes Kartell ein Stück vom Kuchen sichert? Indem man von den Besten des Big Business lernt. Denn die Strategien, die für Konzerne wie H&M, Coca-Cola und McDonald’s funktionieren, haben sich längst auch international erfolgreiche Drogenbarone angeeignet – von der richtigen PR über Offshoring, Assessment-Center und E-Commerce. In Narconomics vollzieht Wirtschaftsjournalist Wainwright die Wertschöpfungskette von Drogen wie Kokain nach, von der Koka-Ernte in den Anden bis zum Verkauf an unseren Straßenecken. Jahrelange Recherchen, gefahrenreiche Reisen zu den Brennpunkten des Drogenhandels und Interviews mit Beteiligten, ob minderjähriger Profikiller in den Straßen von Mexico City oder Polizist, Ganglord oder Staatspräsident, haben Wainwright tiefe Einblicke in eine einzigartig einträgliche und tödliche Branche beschert.

Battleground Immigration: M-Z

Author: Judith Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313344176

Category: United States

Page: 987

View: 2503

A-Z entries explore the most critical debates surrounding immigration in the U.S. today.



Author: Judith Ann Warner

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313344138

Category: Social Science

Page: 987

View: 8437


Das Kartell


Author: Don Winslow

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425025

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 7102

Der Spiegel-Bestseller "Das Kartell", die Fortsetzung des internationalen Bestsellers "Tage der Toten" des Thriller-Autors Don Winslow, ist ein monumentales Epos über den mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkrieg. Es ist das Jahr 2004: Sie waren mal beste Freunde. Aber das ist viele Jahre und unzählige Auftragsmorde her. Der Drogenfahnder Art Keller tritt nun an, um Adán Barrera, dem mächtigen Drogenboss in Mexiko, für immer das Handwerk zu legen. Er begibt sich auf eine atemlose Jagd und in einen entfesselten Krieg zwischen CIA, DEA und Narcos, in dem die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Böse schon längst verschwunden sind. Eine wahrhaft erschütternde, genau recherchierte Geschichte über die mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkriege, über Gier und Korruption, Rache und Gerechtigkeit, Heldenmut und Hinterhältigkeit. "Der beste Roman von Don Winslow. Hochspannend, brutal, ungeheuer atmosphärisch, bis ins letzte Detail durchgeplant." James Ellroy