Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster
Transnationalizing the Study of the United States
Comparative Perspectives on National Security Rhetoric and Practice
The following are the categorical resources that are relevant to the study of the historical precedent and global consequences of the post-9/11 war on terror.
Ramos García, José María. “La Política De Seguridad Fronteriza En La Administración Del Presidente Trump: 2016-2017.” Norteamérica 13, no. 1 (2018): Norteamérica, 02/18/2018, Vol.13(01).
Argues that Trump will focus on border security and continue the work of Bush and Obama which will lead to a decrease in migrant crossing.
Frey, Barbara. Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis. Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.
The “war on drugs” launched in 2006 by President Felipe Calderón and the corrupting influence criminal organizations have on public institutions have empowered both state and nonstate actors to operate with impunity. Impunity, they argue, is the root cause that has enabled a human-rights crisis to flourish, creating a climate of generalized violence that is carried out, condoned, or ignored by the state and precluding any hope for justice.
Olives Thompson, Glen. “Slowly Learning the Hard Way: U.S. America’s War on Drugs and Implications for Mexico.” Norteamérica 9, no. 2 (2014): 59-83.
Argues that these localized US policies have also led to drug cartel violence in Mexico and other countries. This article proposes policy changes.
Explicates on the policies that went into effect after 9/11 and how it changed the ways companies and nations monitored movement. She traces the origin of these policies to 1990s, but argues 9/11 made the implementation of these policies an actuality.
Durán-Martínez, Angélica. The Politics of Drug Violence : Criminals, Cops and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico. New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Looks at the connection between violence that results from illicit markets and its connection to the state.
Highlights the ways practices of colonial subjugation and management are being mobilized through the less sensational, seemingly mundane spaces and practices of aid governance. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) offers one site through which to view this articulation.
Emery, James. “The Global War on Drugs.” The World & I Online, 2007, The World & I Online, November 2007.
This essay presents the drug war as a global mechanism to police, disenfranchise, and displace poor communities of color in areas of capitalist expansion.