The Rise of the Narcostate

The Rise of the Narcostate

by John P. Sullivan, Robert J. Bunker


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This book is our sixth Small Wars Journal-El Centro anthology, covering writings published between 2016 and 2017. The theme of this anthology pertains to the rise of the narcostate (mafia states) as a result of the collusion between criminal organizations and political elites-essentially authoritarian regime members, corrupted plutocrats, and other powerful societal elements. The cover image of the mass demonstration concerning the disappearance of the forty-three Ayotzinapa Teachers' College students held at Mexico City's Zócalo Plaza in November 2014 provides an archetype of this anthology's theme. This anthology includes the following special essays-Preface: "New Wars" and State Transformation by Robert Muggah, Igarapé Institute; Foreword: Crime and State-Making by Vanda Felbab-Brown, The Brookings Institution; Postscript: Crime, Drugs, Terror, and Money: Time for Hybrids by Alain Bauer, CNAM Paris; and Afterword: The Rise of the Oligarchs by Col. Robert Killebrew, US Army (Ret.).

Dave Dilegge (SWJ, Editor-in-Chief)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984543929
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 08/30/2018
Pages: 972
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.17(d)

About the Author

Dr. John P. Sullivan served as a Lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and is a Senior Fellow with Small Wars Journal-El Centro.

Dr. Robert J. Bunker is an Adjunct Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA and is a Senior Fellow with Small Wars Journal-El Centro.

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