The War on Drugs in Mexico: Chronicle of a Failure Foretold

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Title: The War on Drugs in Mexico: Chronicle of a Failure Foretold
Creators: Gonzalez, Francisco
Contributors: King, Cheryl
Keywords: Mexico
war on drugs
Issue Date: 2010-05-25
Publisher: Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Series/Report no.: Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Seminar Series on Latin America
Abstract: Francisco E. González is Riordan Roett Associate Professor of Latin American Studies at The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His current research focuses on energy issues in the Americas and the political impacts of the worst financial and economic crises of the twentieth century in the Southern Cone countries. His early research focused on contemporary dual transitions (economic and political: from relatively closed to open economies and from authoritarian to democratic regimes) in Latin America, as well as on the growing influence of the Hispanic/Latino community in the politics of the United States. González is the author of Dual Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Institutionalized Regimes in Chile and Mexico, 1970–2000 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). He is currently working on the book Economic Shocks and Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession: Evidence and Lessons from Latin America. González is the author of more than twenty academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, policy magazines, and edited books. His commentary is regularly featured on CNN en Español, Voice of America, Al Jazeera International, and the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN). González began teaching at SAIS in 2002 as Professorial Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy at the school’s Bologna Center. At that time he also served as a junior faculty member in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. In 2005, he relocated to Washington, D.C. to occupy the Riordan Roett Chair in Latin American Studies at SAIS’s main campus. After completing his first year as the Riordan Roett Professor, he received the SAIS Excellence in Teaching award. González has also held the positions of junior research fellow at Oxford’s Nuffield College as a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow (2002–2005) and Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at St. John’s College at Oxford University (2000–2002). González earned his MPhil and DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford. He earned his B.A. in Politics and Public Administration from El Colegio de México.
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