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By I. Griffith

This quantity does 4 issues. first of all it examines the nexus among the unlawful narcotics firm as a social phenomenon and political economic climate as a scholarly factor quarter. Secondly it explores the nearby and worldwide contexts of the political economic climate of unlawful narcotics operations within the Caribbean. Thirdly it assesses a number of the political economic system connections and effects of the firm within the quarter. eventually, it discusses many of the measures followed to take care of the unlawful drug problem within the zone.

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Moreover, partly because of the kinds of issues examined and the combination of experts examining them, the volume profits more from eclecticism in its theoretical and conceptual aspects than from a single theoretical paradigm. Conclusion The business of drugs and of aspects of the nexus between drugs and political economy examined in this book should necessarily be of interest to students and scholars of the Caribbean, especially those in the fields of political economy, foreign policy, and international politics.

21 Government of Jamaica, Ministry of Agriculture, Alternative Systems for an Illegal Crop, September 1994, p. 8. 22 Stares, op. , p. 50. 23 Richard Bernal, `Debt, Drugs, and Development in the Caribbean', TransAfrica Forum, 9 (Summer 1992), p. 91. 24 Dennis Pantin, `The Colombian Nightmare: Drugs and Structural Adjustment in the Caribbean', Caribbean Affairs, 2 (October±November 1989), p. 145. 25 Some of these relationships were noted by a Trinidad and Tobago central bank official, who requested anonymity, in an interview in Port of Spain on 8 July 1994.

50. 23 Richard Bernal, `Debt, Drugs, and Development in the Caribbean', TransAfrica Forum, 9 (Summer 1992), p. 91. 24 Dennis Pantin, `The Colombian Nightmare: Drugs and Structural Adjustment in the Caribbean', Caribbean Affairs, 2 (October±November 1989), p. 145. 25 Some of these relationships were noted by a Trinidad and Tobago central bank official, who requested anonymity, in an interview in Port of Spain on 8 July 1994. 26 Stares, op. , p. 95. 27 Stone, `Crime and Violence', p. 45. , p.

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