Opium: Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy

By Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

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The author reveals the long and fascinating history of a powerful and addictive drug and explores the changing fortunes of the modern day illicit opium trade, especially in the remote regions of Asia. He addresses key questions: Why have antidrug policies failed despite four decades of increasing effort? And what are the shortcomings and limitations of forced eradication, alternative development, "silver bullets", and other quick fixes?
In answering these questions, Chouvy draws upon geography, anthropology, politics, and development studies. He shows that the history of opium production is unexpectedly linked to the history of Afghanistan. A compelling account of a narcotic as old as humanity, this book offers powerful insights into the complex politics and economics of the poppy in the world today.
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