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Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy

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$41.00 • £35.95 • €37.95

ISBN 9780674051348

Publication Date: 03/01/2010


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

9 halftones, 10 maps

North America only

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  • List of Illustrations and Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Opium: A Drug in Motion through Time and Space
  • 2. Opium and Heroin in Asia: Early History and Geopolitics
  • 3. Opium and Heroin in Asia: The Golden Triangle and the Golden Crescent
  • 4. All-Time Highs and Lows
  • 5. In and Out of the Golden Triangle and the Golden Crescent
  • 6. War, Drugs, and the War on Drugs
  • 7. Opium Poppy Cultivation
  • 8. Successes and Failures
  • Conclusion
  • Drug Trafficking Routes (Maps)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Postscript

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