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November 2010

Drugs and (Dis)Order

A Study of the Opium Trade, Political Settlements and State-Making in Afghanistan

This research paper tests the hypothesis that particular types and patterns of rent appropriation may contribute to more inclusive/exclusive political settlements which translates into more/less stability of the state. Here we are primarily concerned with the political economy of post-Bonn Afghanistan, with a particular focus on the role of the drugs industry and its impacts upon processes of state-building and peace-building.

© 2010 J Goodhand, D Mansfield

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Jonathan Goodhand, David Mansfield

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2

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