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The Resource Drugs, insecurity and failed states : the problems of prohibition, Nigel Inkster and Virginia Comolli

Drugs, insecurity and failed states : the problems of prohibition, Nigel Inkster and Virginia Comolli

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Drugs, insecurity and failed states : the problems of prohibition
Title
Drugs, insecurity and failed states
Title remainder
the problems of prohibition
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Inkster and Virginia Comolli
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
The world's wealthiest nations have expended vast blood and treasure in tracking and capturing traffickers, dealers and consumers of narcotics, as well as destroying crops and confiscating shipments. Yet the global trade in illicit drugs is thriving with no apparent change in the level of consumption despite decades of prohibition. This Adelphi argues that the present enforcement regime is not only failing to win the "war on drugs"; it is also igniting and prolonging that conflict on the streets of producer and transit countries, where the supply chain has become interwoven with state institutions and cartels have become embroiled in violence against their rivals and with security forces. What can be done to secure the worst affected regions and states, such as Latin America and Afghanistan? By examining the destabilizing effects of prohibition, as well as alternative approaches such as that adopted by the authorities in Portugal, this book shows how progress may be made by treating consumption as a health-care issue rather than a criminal matter, thereby freeing states to tackle the cartels and traffickers who hold their communities to ransom
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AWC
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Inkster, Nigel
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Comolli, Virginia
  • International Institute for Strategic Studies
Series statement
Adelphi ,
Series volume
428
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  • Drug abuse and crime
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
Label
Drugs, insecurity and failed states : the problems of prohibition, Nigel Inkster and Virginia Comolli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. The size of the drugs trade -- The evolution of the international drugs trade. Globalisation and the rise of transnational organised crime -- Organised crime and conflict -- What's special about narcotics? -- Prohibition -- The producer states. Colombia -- Afghanistan -- Conclusion -- The transit regions. Mexico -- Central America -- West Africa -- Conclusions -- Alternatives to prohibition. Decriminalisation and legalisation -- The opposition to legalisation -- Licit production -- Conclusion -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17118207
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780415627061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)786267770
Label
Drugs, insecurity and failed states : the problems of prohibition, Nigel Inkster and Virginia Comolli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. The size of the drugs trade -- The evolution of the international drugs trade. Globalisation and the rise of transnational organised crime -- Organised crime and conflict -- What's special about narcotics? -- Prohibition -- The producer states. Colombia -- Afghanistan -- Conclusion -- The transit regions. Mexico -- Central America -- West Africa -- Conclusions -- Alternatives to prohibition. Decriminalisation and legalisation -- The opposition to legalisation -- Licit production -- Conclusion -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17118207
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780415627061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)786267770

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