ISBN-10:
0271017198
ISBN-13:
9780271017198
Pub. Date:
07/31/1997
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Drugs and Security in the Caribbean: Sovereignty Under Siege / Edition 1

Drugs and Security in the Caribbean: Sovereignty Under Siege / Edition 1

by Ivelaw Griffith

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ISBN-13: 9780271017198
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 07/31/1997
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida International University. He is the author of The Quest for Security in the Caribbean andCaribbean Security on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century, editor of Strategy and Security in the Caribbean, and co-editor of Democracy and Human Rights in the Caribbean.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
ix
List of Figures
xi
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
Abbreviations xvii
Introduction: The Siege in Conceptual Context 1(3)
Security Dimensions of Drugs
4(9)
Framework for Analysis
13(10)
PART I: PROBLEMS AND ACTORS 23(92)
Narcotics Production and Consumption-Abuse
25(28)
Drugs and Geography
26(14)
Drug Consumption and Abuse: A Portrait
40(13)
Drug-Trafficking Operations
53(40)
The Caribbean as Vortex
54(8)
Trafficking Patterns and Routes
62(18)
Conveyance and Organization
80(13)
The Money-Laundering Headache
93(22)
Money-Laundering Methods
94(3)
The Caribbean Connection
97(18)
PART II: SECURITY IMPLICATIONS AND COUNTERMEASURES 115(118)
Crime, Justice, and Public Order
117(36)
Criminal Behavior
118(15)
Legislative and Judicial Responses
133(20)
Arms Trafficking, Corruption, and Governance
153(22)
Arms Trafficking
154(5)
Corruption
159(9)
Governance and Sovereignty at Risk
168(7)
Economics and Public Policy
175(22)
Economic Portrait of the Caribbean
176(5)
The Balance Sheet: The Credit Side
181(4)
The Balance Sheet: The Debit Side
185(12)
National, Regional, and International Countermeasures
197(36)
National Countermeasures
198(7)
Regional and International Countermeasures
205(18)
Money-Laundering Countermeasures
223(10)
Conclusion: Prospects for Ending the Siege 233(10)
Critical Considerations
237(3)
Cooperation Challenges
240(3)
Appendix A: Model Caribbean-U.S. Counternarcotics Treaty 243(6)
Appendix B: Caribbean Counternarcotics Who's Who 249(8)
Bibliography 257(28)
Names Index 285(4)
Subject Index 289

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