The World Heroin Market
Can Supply be Cut?
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World Heroin Market by Letizia Paoli
Book DescriptionDuring 2000-1 in Afghanistan, the Taliban achieved a longtime goal of national and international drug policy agencies: a large, sudden, and unanticipated reduction in world opium production. This cutback provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the dynamics of the world opiate market and ask whether further interventions could effectively reduce the flows of drugs. Based on an extended, multi-national study, the authors construct a new model for the trafficking of drugs and revenues and offer the first account of the world market in heroin and other illicit opiates during and after the 2001 ban. The authors' broader findings demonstrate how robust production, trafficking, and consumption combine to make successful long-term interventions on the supply-side rare exceedingly difficult, though specific policies can impact the organization and behavior of markets. For reductions in both production and consumption, where the cultivation of opium is entrenched in the normal life and legitimate economy of millions of people, international agencies and foreign governments must provide adequate and long-term support to foster both alternative development policies and law enforcement programs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195322996
(242mm x 164mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 28-May-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Letizia Paoli
Letizia Paoli is Professor of Criminology at the K.U. Leuven Faculty of Law, Belgium. Victoria Greenfield holds the Admiral Crowe Chair in Economics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Peter Reuter is Professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Criminology at the University of Maryland.
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