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Drugs and Development : The Global Impact on Sustainable Growth and Human Rights

Drugs and Development : The Global Impact on Sustainable Growth and Human Rights - 08 edition

Drugs and Development : The Global Impact on Sustainable Growth and Human Rights - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9781577665724

ISBN10: 1577665724

Drugs and Development : The Global Impact on Sustainable Growth and Human Rights by Merrill Singer - ISBN 9781577665724
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Drugs and Development : The Global Impact on Sustainable Growth and Human Rights by Merrill Singer - ISBN 9781577665724

ISBN13: 9781577665724

ISBN10: 1577665724

Edition: 08

Summary

In a globalized world, people, ideas, organizations, and commodities--including drugs--flow rapidly from place to place and are tied together through the market, advanced communication systems, and rapid transportation technologies. Drug distribution and use both reflect and reinforce an exploitive political economy that has connected the West with developing nations since the rise of capitalism. Singer's fast-moving, authoritative treatment examines the impact of legal and illegal drug distribution and use on relations among richer and poorer nations, in particular their influence on social and economic development in the Third World. Guided by a critical perspective and drawing on his own crosscultural research in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Singer analyzes drug-related developmental challenges around the world and assesses the impact of licit and illicit drug use, drug trafficking, the War on Drugs, and drug-related health consequences like HIV/AI! DS.

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