This Journal of Contemporary Asia article discusses how the illegal drug trade has become integral to systems of brokered rule in northern Shan State, Myanmar.
This Journal of Political Power article discusses four mechanisms through which criminal involvement politicised paramilitaries.
This Third World Quarterly article discusses the institutionalization of calamity – in the form of fumigation and exposure to lethal violence – and its consequences over coca peasants and workers in Colombia.
This Third World Quarterly article considers the interaction between different governance arrangements and the everyday life of people involved in the drug economy in Nimroz and Nangarhar.
This Journal of Political Power article analyses the effect of the Colombian peace process on the discourse of ‘narco-guerillas’.
‘Everything peasants do is illegal’: Colombian coca growers’ everyday experiences of law enforcement and its impacts on state legitimacy
This Third World Quarterly article draws on coca farmer accounts to argue that if the state continues to wage war against the peasantry, it will hardly achieve effective governance of the coca frontier.
This Third World Quarterly article explores the lifeworld of drugs, following their journey from the farmers’ field to their arrival at the border with Tajikistan.
Land formalization – The new magic bullet in counternarcotics? A case study of coca cultivation and tenure (in)formality from Colombia
This World Development article examines some of the causal mechanisms that underlie the relationship between land tenure and the cultivation of crops used for illicit drug production.
“Ploughing the land five times”: Opium and agrarian change in the ceasefire landscapes of south-western Shan State, Myanmar
This Journal of Agrarian Change article explores the relationship between the illicit opium economy and processes of agrarian change in south-western Shan state, Myanmar.
This article examines the recent trends in international, in particular multilateral, drug policy and the implications of these changes for shifting alignments and coalitions of actors and stakeholders.
The Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in Northern Myanmar, part three: Legal pluralism & the challenge of everyday justice
This paper provides and overview of the activities of a large drug eradication movement called Pat Jasan in northern Myanmar.
The Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in northern Myanmar, part two: Deep culture & cultural psychology
This paper intends to understand better the cultural and psychological response to worsening drug issues that underpin the rise of Pat Jasan as a mass social movement.
The substitution program on trial: progress and setbacks of the peace agreement in the policy against illicit crops in Colombia
This paper examines the design and implementation of the Colombian national illicit crop substitution program that was included in the Peace Agreement.