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Published on Dec 15, 2018in Territory, Politics, Governance
ABSTRACTThe war on drugs has been an essential component of US territorial politics since the Second World War. This paper examines the US discursive war on drugs against China in the context of changing US–China relations. It focuses on two schemes. Scheme I is that in the 1950s state actors in the United States portrayed Communist China as a source country; and Scheme II is that the fentanyl-related opioid crisis exploding in 2017 in the United States was allegedly attributed to China. In link...
Published on Nov 2, 2018in Post-soviet Affairs2.20
Lawrence P. Markowitz3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Rowan University),
Mariya Y. Omelicheva9
Estimated H-index: 9
(KU: University of Kansas)
ABSTRACTWhat explains the use of disciplined repression in some autocratic regimes and undisciplined repression in others? Despite its relevance to these broader debates on authoritarianism, this question remains inadequately explained in conventional approaches to repression. This article proposes that autocrats’ discipline over the use of state repression is a consequence of their differential control over illicit commercial networks. Autocratic regimes that consolidate their control over rent...
Published on Mar 1, 2018in Political Geography3.06
Xiaobo Su11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UO: University of Oregon)
Abstract The study of the relationship between illicit drugs and state formation opens new directions for empirical inquiry into modalities of sovereignty. This article investigates the process of state formation in northern Burma, a highland notorious for illicit drugs for several decades, by examining how the drug trade both lubricates the Burmese state's territorial expansion and coercive control, and undercuts its sovereignty in the highland. Building upon Gramsci's theory of hegemony, I arg...
Published on Oct 1, 2017
Nikolay I. Didenko2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University),
Djamilia Skripnuk2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University),
O.V. Mirolyubova1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University)
Peculiarities of the global economy development are analyzed in this paper. The imbalance between financial and real sectors of global economy is a typical feature of its modern development. The method of analysis is also expressed in this paper. The analysis of the global economy development in context of the growing gap between the real and financial sectors is based on the system of leading indicators. Index of stability of the global economy in context of the growing gap between real and fin...
Published on Sep 1, 2017in Perspectives on Politics2.33
Alexander Cooley14
Estimated H-index: 14
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J. C. Sharman18
Estimated H-index: 18
We present a new, more transnational, networked perspective on corruption. It is premised on the importance of professional intermediaries who constitute networks facilitating cross-border illicit finance, the blurring of legal and illegal capital flows, and the globalization of the individual via multiple claims of residence and citizenship. This perspective contrasts with notions of corruption as epitomized by direct, unmediated transfers between bribe-givers and bribe-takers, disproportionate...
Published on Jan 1, 2016
Joseph Josy Lévy4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal),
Janine Pierret8
Estimated H-index: 8
(CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique),
Christine Thoër4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal)
Nous publions aujourd’hui le troisieme numero non thematique de la revue Drogues, sante et societe, constitue d’articles soumis sans sollicitation au comite de redaction de la revue. Ce numero est constitue exclusivement d’articles de resultats de recherche. Fait a souligner, tous ces articles ont eu recours a l’approche qualitative, refletant ainsi une tendance qui s’est affirmee au cours des dernieres annees dans le champ de la recherche en toxicomanie. De plus en plus, la methodologie qualita...
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