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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


An Historical Overview: Statebuilding and Drug Production in Afghanistan

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/9780190608316.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 5 offers a brief history of the Afghan state, drug crop production and efforts to control it. It highlights the diversity in patterns of production that can be seen across the country and the ... More


The Helmand Food Zone: A Technocratic Response to a Complex Phenomenon

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/9780190608316.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 9 examines the many disparate institutions that were behind the effort to ban opium production in the “Helmand Food Zone” between 2008 and 2013. It examines how drug control became such a ... More


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