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Illegal Drugs, Economy, and Society in the Andes

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ISBN-10: 0801878543

ISBN-13: 9780801878541

Edition: 2003

Authors: Francisco E. Thoumi

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Some countries develop illegal drugs industries, and others do not. Discerning the distinguishing characteristics -- social, economic, and political -- of countries with these industries forms the subject of this sophisticated and humane study. The author, Francisco E. Thoumi, though trained as an economist, rejects simplistic economic solutions as well as simplistic moral ones as he addresses the Andean countries of Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia and the attitudes and responses of the United States. He investigates how the United States and the Andean countries perceive drugs issues; the history, structure, and evolution of drug industries in the Andes; the size of the industries in Peru,…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication date: 1/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction and Overview
The Illegal Drug Industry's History and Structure
Psychoactive Drug Perceptions and Attitudes in the United States and the Andean Countries
The Socioeconomic Dimensions of Illegal Drug Production
The Development and Structure of the Illegal Drug Industry in the Andes
The Effects of the Andean Illegal Drug Industry
The Size of the Illegal Drug Industry
Economic, Environmental, Social, and Political Effects of the Illegal Drug Industry
The Illegal Drug Industry's Effects in Colombia
The Illegal Drug Industry's Effects in Bolivia and Peru
Country Vulnerability to Illegal Drugs
Illegal Drugs, Violence, and Social Differences
Antidrug Policies
The Nature of the Drug Policy Problem
Policy Case Studies of Alternative Development in Bolivia and International Cooperation in Colombia
A Short Survey of Antidrug Policies in the Andes and Policy Conclusions