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dc.contributor.advisorBerger, Marcos (Mark T.)
dc.contributor.authorReyes Garces, Alfonso.
dc.dateDecember 2009
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:32:15Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:32:15Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10416
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe illegal drug trade has been present in Mexico since the beginning of the twentieth century when prohibition of the opium trade started. Since then, the social harm of the illegal drug trade in all its forms has been constantly increasing. Today, the most obvious example of the social harm of the illegal drug trade in Mexico is drug-related crime. As a result, Mexican authorities have launched a frontal attack against the drug cartels in an effort to reduce drug-related violence. However, the results of these efforts have not been as expected. One of the main problems that Mexican authorities face in their war on drugs is the lack of a well-coordinated anti-drug strategy to fight the illegal drug trade. Further, the efforts made by the Mexican government are based on a supply-reduction approach that has proved ineffective both in Mexico and around the world over the last century because it is not aimed at the social roots of the illegal drug trade. Thus, Mexico's war on drugs has become a never-ending story. This thesis traces this history and then proposes a broader integrated approach based on attacking the roots of the illegal drug trade in Mexico.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/winningwarondrug1094510416
dc.format.extentxii, 105 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshIllegal drug tradeen_US
dc.subject.lcshdrug-related violenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshdrug cartelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMexicoen_US
dc.subject.lcshsupply reductionen_US
dc.subject.lcshharm reductionen_US
dc.titleWinning the war on drugs in Mexico? Toward an integrated approach to the illegal drug tradeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorIllegal drug tradeen_US
dc.subject.authordrug-related violenceen_US
dc.subject.authordrug cartelsen_US
dc.subject.authorMexicoen_US
dc.subject.authorsupply reductionen_US
dc.subject.authorharm reductionen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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