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The Politics of Narcotic Drugs: A Survey / Edition 1

The Politics of Narcotic Drugs: A Survey / Edition 1

by Julia Buxton


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ISBN-13: 9781857437591
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Julia Buxton is a Professor Comparative Politics at the School of Public Policy, Central European University and is a Senior Research Officer at the Global Drug Policy Observatory Global Drug Policy Observatory. She is a specialist on the trade in narcotic drugs, with publications that include ‘Alternative Development in Counter Narcotics Strategy: An Opportunity Lost’ in J. Tokatlian (ed.), Drugs and Prohibition: An Old War, A New Debate (2010); ‘A History of Drug Control’ in P. Keefer and N. Loayza (eds), Innocent Bystanders (2010); ‘The UK Drug Problem in Global Perspective’, Soundings (2009); and The Political Economy of Narcotic Drugs (2006).

Table of Contents



Levels of Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan, David Mansfield and Adam Pain

The Middle East and Illicit Drugs: A Forgotten Region? Philip Robins

The White Economy: Drugs, Poverty and Violent Conflict in Colombia, Jennifer Schirmer

A Tale of Two Countries: Drugs, Guns, Violence and the US-Mexico Border, Laurie Freeman

Understanding UK Drugs Policy: SOCA and the Enigma of Enforcement, Martin Elvins

The Politics of Drug Prohibition, Sue Pryce

Beyond 'Narcoterrorism’: Illicit Drug Business and Terrorist Tactics in Armed Conflicts, Ekaterina Stepanova

The Principles for Rational Drug Policy Making, Steve Rolles

Drugs and Wellbeing: Prohibition’s Negative Impacts, Emily Crick


by Julia Buxton, including entries on issues, organizations, countries involved, and explanations of narcotic drugs


including maps showing areas of cultivation, and tables showing production and trade in narcotic drugs

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