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dc.contributor.advisorJaskoski, Maiah
dc.contributor.authorDominguez, Manuel J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:44:27Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:44:27Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5170
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractl took root with the introduciton of the drug trade in the region in the late 1970s to early 1980s. DTOs in Colombia and Brazil qualify as informal institutions based on structural composition, stability, behavioral control, and social cohesion. Sustainability in the Colombian case study is attributed to the DTOs' capacity to learn and adapt to U.S. and Colombian efforts while capitalizing on policy failures. Sustainability in the Brazilian case study is attributed to the DTOs' capacity to become entrenched in favela (poor urban) zones. Analysis of the case studies reveals divergent paths and characteristics of DTOs. In particular, internal warfare coupled with an emphasis on illicit drug production in Colombia has led DTOs to focus on the control of rural land. In Brazil, meanwhile, the absence of internal conflict an the emphasis on illicit distribution (retail) in Brazil has resulted in the DTOs focusing on controlling points of sale and internal, informal governance within the favela zones.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 87 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug Traffickingen_US
dc.subject.lcshInformal Institutionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshColombia|Brazilen_US
dc.titleThe institutionalization of drug trafficking organizations comparing Colombia and Brazilen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBerger, Marcos T.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.subject.authorDrug Traffickingen_US
dc.subject.authorInformal Institutionsen_US
dc.subject.authorColombia|Brazilen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc671404554
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US


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