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From drugs to peace? Resetting the conversation

Pearce, Jenny (2020) From drugs to peace? Resetting the conversation. International Journal of Drug Policy. ISSN 0955-3959

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103024


The militarised approach to drugs supply continues to predominate, despite a new emphasis on drugs, peace and development. This viewpoint argues that the drugs road which often begins in peripheral, war torn or recovering, supply, processing and transport borderlands is part of a social, national and global system of inequality. States in such contexts, often reproduce and disperse violences and development policy fails to take account of community adaptations to survival livelihoods. To reset the conversation towards violence reduction and new livelihoods, it must involve the borderlanders themselves, protecting and enabling them to build a new road to peace.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: IGA: Latin America and Caribbean Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 12:33
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2024 17:06

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