Outlaw Innovation and Maritime Interdiction in the War on Drugs

  • Javier Guerrero C.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 97-98

About this book


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.


Outlaw Innovation Narcosubs War on Drugs Illicit drug market Innovation Studies Drug trafficking organisations

Authors and affiliations

  • Javier Guerrero C.
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Arts and HumanitiesInstituto Tecnológico MetropolitanoMedellínColombia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9022-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9023-4
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