Crime, Drugs And The State In Africa: The Nigerian Connection

January 18, 2013|
Crime, Drugs And The State In Africa: The Nigerian Connection by Gernot Klantschnig
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History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence, 19 (History of International Relations Library, 30) Based on previously classified government information and interviews with key officials and drug market insiders in Nigeria, this book is the first ever in-depth analysis of the international and domestic origins of illegal drug control in Africa, exploring the formulation and implementation of Nigerian drug policy between 1985 and 2010. During this period, the country came to be seen as a hub in the global drug trade and the domestic policy set in motion to tackle this perception escalated into Africa's most repressive and long-lasting anti-drug campaign. The book provocatively argues that Nigeria's drug war was not driven by an understanding of the country's drug problems but rather by political calculations made in Nigeria, the US and at the UN. This meticulously researched and wonderfully lucid book is the first thorough study of Africa's complex drugs trades in a national context. The findings are startling. Nigeria's drugs connections are vividly described, but so too is the rhetoric and hype of the international crime control agencies. ... As Klantschnig reveals in this path-breaking book, the winners and losers in Nigeria's war on drugs are not what they may seem. - David M. Anderson, University of Oxford - Crime, Drugs and the State in Africa is an extraordinarily timely study. Appearing at a moment when drug cartels and drug markets are expanding very aggressively in Africa, this book is the first thorough examination of the drugs trade on the continent from a historical perspective. ... This is an essential book for those interested in both contemporary African politics and the global drugs trade. - Charles Ambler, University of Texas at El Paso - Table of Contents List of Figures, Illustrations and Tables Acknowledgements Abbreviations Map of Nigeria Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Nigeria in the global drug trade Chapter 3 The UN drug control system and Nigeria Chapter 4 The African front in the US war on drugs Chapter 5 The domestic politics of drug control Chapter 6 The rhetoric of drug law enforcement and its practice Chapter 7 The limited roles of civil society Chapter 8 Conclusions Appendices Bibliography About the Author Gernot Klantschnig, D.Phil. (2008) in Politics, University of Oxford, is an Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. His publications have focussed on drugs, crime and law enforcement in Africa as well as on the international crime control system.
Title:Crime, Drugs And The State In Africa: The Nigerian ConnectionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:248 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.52 inShipping dimensions:248 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.52 inPublished:January 18, 2013Publisher:Republic of Letters Publishing BVLanguage:English

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