Dr Allan Gillies

  • Research Fellow (Politics)

Biography

Dr Allan Gillies is a research fellow on the ESRC and Newton-Caldas funded project Colombia River Stories.  This multi-disciplinary project examines the socio-environmental impacts of illegal gold-mining in Chocó, Colombia, against the background of ongoing peacebuilding efforts.

Allan joined the School of Social and Political Sciences in January 2017, taking-up the post of ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow.  His project - Illicit Drug Economies, Governance and the Security-Development Nexus in the Global South - engages with debates around the relationship between illicit drug economies and sustainable development, and the future of international counterdrug policy.  The project built upon Allan’s PhD research, which examines the political economy of the drug trade in Bolivia and the escalation of the US ‘war on drugs’ in the Andes (1982-1993).

Allan was awarded his PhD in History here at the University of Glasgow in 2016, where he held a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship.  Prior to this, he completed an MPhil in Comparative Government at the University of Oxford, and an MA in Politics (Hons), also here at Glasgow.


Research interests

  • The political economy of illicit commodities
  • The politics of Latin America
  • Securitisation and development in the Global South
  • The history of international counterdrug policy

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2019

Gillies, A. (2019) Contesting the ‘war on drugs’ in the Andes: US-Bolivian relations of power and control (1989-1993). Journal of Latin American Studies, (doi:10.1017/S0022216X19000324) (Early Online Publication)

Gillies, A. , Collins, J. and Soderholm, A. (2019) Addressing the development implications of illicit economies: the rise of a policy and research agenda. Journal of Illicit Economies and Development, 1(1), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.31389/jied.17)

2018

Gillies, A. (2018) Theorising state-narco relations in Bolivia's nascent democracy (1982-1993): governance order and political transition. Third World Quarterly, 39(4), pp. 727-746. (doi:10.1080/01436597.2017.1374839)

2017

Gillies, A. (2017) The Coca-Cocaine Economy, the US ‘War on Drugs’ and Bolivia’s Democratic Transition (1982-1993). [Website]

Gillies, A. (2017) La economía coca-cocaína, la guerra contra las drogas de los Estados Unidos y la transición democrática de Bolivia (1982-1993). [Website]

2015

Gillies, A. (2015) Closing Evidence Gaps on the Prevalence and Harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government.

Gillies, A. (2015) Mapping Current and Potential Sources of Routine Data Capture on New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government.

Gillies, A. (2015) Contested ground: the Chapare and the “War on Drugs” in Bolivia. Drouth, 53,

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

Gillies, A. (2019) Contesting the ‘war on drugs’ in the Andes: US-Bolivian relations of power and control (1989-1993). Journal of Latin American Studies, (doi:10.1017/S0022216X19000324) (Early Online Publication)

Gillies, A. , Collins, J. and Soderholm, A. (2019) Addressing the development implications of illicit economies: the rise of a policy and research agenda. Journal of Illicit Economies and Development, 1(1), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.31389/jied.17)

Gillies, A. (2018) Theorising state-narco relations in Bolivia's nascent democracy (1982-1993): governance order and political transition. Third World Quarterly, 39(4), pp. 727-746. (doi:10.1080/01436597.2017.1374839)

Gillies, A. (2015) Contested ground: the Chapare and the “War on Drugs” in Bolivia. Drouth, 53,

Research Reports or Papers

Gillies, A. (2015) Closing Evidence Gaps on the Prevalence and Harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government.

Gillies, A. (2015) Mapping Current and Potential Sources of Routine Data Capture on New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government.

Website

Gillies, A. (2017) The Coca-Cocaine Economy, the US ‘War on Drugs’ and Bolivia’s Democratic Transition (1982-1993). [Website]

Gillies, A. (2017) La economía coca-cocaína, la guerra contra las drogas de los Estados Unidos y la transición democrática de Bolivia (1982-1993). [Website]

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Grants

January 2017 - ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund Fellowship 

December 2017 - GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) grant agreement (€60,000)


Teaching

Latin American Politics (Honours)


Research datasets

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Number of items: 1.

2016

Gillies, A. (2016) State-narco networks and the 'War on Drugs' in post-transition Bolivia, with special reference to 1989-1993. [Data Collection]

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Additional information

Allan is a research associate at the Global Drug Policy Observatory, the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and the Andean Information Network.