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Selective Security: The Coloniality of State Power in Colombia and Mexico

Jenss, Dr. Alke (2023): „Selective Security: The Coloniality of State Power in Colombia and Mexico“, in: Adam Morton (Hg.), Progress in Political Economy (PPE) Blog.
Kurze Beschreibung / Abstract:
In May 2011, 20,000 people took to the streets of San Cristóbal de Las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. The Zapatista support movement had called for a ‘march of silence’ against the government’s so-called ‘war on drugs’. Women, children, and men walked in silence, holding up banners saying “no more blood” and “we are fed up” (“estamos hasta la madre”). Their clarity about the violence not only by so-called cartels, but also by state institutions, exposes what much state theory on the ‘war on drugs’ has lacked — an idea of the state’s role.
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Forschungsbereich: Contested Governance
Sprache: English
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