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Drug War Pathologies: Embedded Corporatism and U.S. Drug Enforcement in the Americas

Horace A. Bartilow


In this book, Horace Bartilow develops a theory of embedded corporatism to explain the U.S. government’s war on drugs. Stemming from President Richard Nixon’s 1971 call for an international approach to this “war,” U.S. drug enforcement policy has persisted with few changes to the present day, despite widespread criticism of its effectiveness and of its unequal effects on hundreds of millions of people across the Americas. While researchers consistently emphasize the role of race in U.S. drug enforcement, Bartilow’s empirical analysis highlights the class dimension of the drug war and the immen ... More

Keywords: Corporate Power, Class, Embedded Corporatism, U.S Drug Enforcement, Drug War Pathologies, Capital Accumulation, Income Inequality, Human Rights Repression, Illiberal Democracy, the Americas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469652559
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Horace A. Bartilow, author
University of Kentucky