Narcosubmarines

Outlaw Innovation and Maritime Interdiction in the War on Drugs

Authors: Guerrero C., Javier

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  • Provides an original contribution to the literature on outlaw innovation, the nature of military innovation, and the importance of antagonistic relationships in driving technological change
  • Supplies new evidence that traditional accounts based upon co-evolutionary explanations fall short in explaining antagonistic relationships when actors are confronted with a high degree of uncertainty, and face barriers to innovations such as the illegality of their actions
  • Proposes that innovation should not be analysed regarding the technical properties of the artefacts deployed by both sides but in the dispersed character of their innovation activities
  • ​Contributes fresh insights to the growing fields of Innovation Studies and STS, concerning the role users play in the process of innovation
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This book is about the encounters of Colombian drug smugglers and the Colombian Navy, both in the open seas and along coastlines. Javier Guerrero C. specifically examines the technologies involved in the War on Drugs, such as the narcosubmarines and patrol boats, the knowledge required to transport drugs and the knowledge required to stop the illicit flows. The author presents compelling new evidence for advancing an understanding of technological innovation in antagonist contexts, as well as the symbiotic and co-evolutionary character of the process of technological innovation in the War on Drugs. This book will appeal both to practitioners and scholars interested in the War on Drugs and the production of technologies in outlaw contexts.

About the authors

Javier Guerrero C. is a lecturer at the Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín, Colombia and postdoctoral researcher at the Centro de Estudios de Seguridad y Drogas, Universidad de los Andes with the support of a postdoctoral scholarship from Colciencias. His research interests focus on the interplay between outlaw innovation, technology and security in the War on Drugs.

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“Javier Guerrero C. provides an in depth and unique study of the binary interdiction/evasion dynamic evident between drug traffickers utilizing narcosubmarines and the Colombian Navy primarily utilizing patrol boats. This groundbreaking work in science and technology studies highlights the continuous innovation (both outlaw and formal) inherent in this high stakes and, at times, deadly interactive competition.” (Dr. Robert J. Bunker, Past Minerva Chair, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9022-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narcosubmarines
Book Subtitle
Outlaw Innovation and Maritime Interdiction in the War on Drugs
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9023-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9023-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9022-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 98
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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