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A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

David Mansfield

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Fluctuations in opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan have long been closely associated with perceptions of state power, such as after the Taliban imposed an almost countrywide ban in 2000-1. The ... More


Value Struggles: Waste Work and Urban Ecology in Delhi

Vinay Gidwani

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers contemporary urban transformation in Delhi, taking particular interest in the movement between informality and illegality in the municipal waste sector. Arguing that urban ... More


Reflections for activism

Nicholas Hildyard

in Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994266
eISBN:
9781526108982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The push for greater private sector involvement in financing and operating infrastructure has sparked resistance from many quarters, including trade unions, environmental and human rights ... More


Shifting Sands: Movements in Political Geography and Poppy Cultivation

David Mansfield

in A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 10 charts the livelihood trajectories of different population groups in central Helmand in response to the state's efforts to eliminate both opium production and the concurrent ... More


Establishing the Context

David Mansfield

in A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 1 initially outlines the theoretical and methodological weaknesses of the existing literature on drug control in opium- and coca-producing countries. The chapter documents how this book’s ... More


The Ban Unravels

David Mansfield

in A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 8 documents the unraveling of the second ban on opium production imposed by Gul Aga Shirzai, which occurred between 2010 and 2013. This chapter situates the collapse of the ban within an ... More


The Worsening Crisis, the Delay, and the Impact of the Famine

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

in Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190499389
eISBN:
9780190638559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499389.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter traces the early warning about the famine, beginning in 2010, and analyses the information available about the crisis right up to and including the declaration of famine on July 20, ... More


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