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Friesendorf, Cornelius (2007) US foreign policy and the war on drugs: displacing the cocaine and heroin industry. CSS studies in security and international relations Abingdon: Routledge .

This book examines the geographic displacement of the illicit drug industry as a side effect of United States foreign policy. To reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin from abroad, the US has relied on coercion against farmers, traffickers and governments, but this has only exacerbated the world's drugs problems.

US Foreign Policy and the War on Drugs develops and applies a causal mechanism to explain the displacement, analyzing US anti-drug initiatives at different times and in various regions. The findings clearly show that American foreign policy has been a major driving force behind the global spread of the illicit drug industry, calling for urgent revision.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Cocaine, Opioid
Intervention Type
Policy
Date
2007
Call No
MP18.2, VD
Pages
xii, 2
Publisher
Routledge
Place of Publication
Abingdon
ISBN
978-0-415-41375-6
Keywords
cocaine, heroin, public policy on AOD, war on drugs, foreign policy, United States
Notes
Includes an index, biblographical references and annexes.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4034 (Available)

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