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Unpublished Paper
Non nation destabilizing eradication of opium cultivation in Afghanistan: A history backed analysis
(2009)
  • Allen Gnanam, University of Windsor
Abstract

A successful and non nation destabilizing eradication of opium cultivation in Afghanistan, is contingent upon the mandatory countering of interconnected (a) economic obstacles, (b) sociocultural obstacles, and (c) political obstacles that are fueling and maintaining the illegal production and trade of heroin. This paper will explore and analyze the above mentioned interconnected obstacles, in order to present the complex issues that need to be addressed when it comes to dismantling the illegal opium bastion in Afghanistan. At a macro- level Foucault’s triangular model that identifies the interconnectivity between the government, the population, and the political economy (1978) will be utilized as an overall investigative framework. At a micro level economic obstacles will be explored and analyzed in reference to the Marxist Philosophy, sociocultural obstacles will be explored and analyzed in reference to Merton’s Strain Theory, and political obstacles will be analyzed and explored in reference to Cultural Criminology. In close Parsons AGIL scheme discussed by Trevino (2005) will be presented as a theoretical framework, in order to illuminate the national security benefits that will result from countering/ overcoming the economical, sociocultural, and political obstacles of non nation destabilizing opium eradication in Afghanistan.

Keywords
  • Afghanistan,
  • opium trade,
  • stable opium eradication,
  • opium eradication,
  • political economy,
  • Taliban,
  • State crime,
  • Foucaults triangular model,
  • Mertons Strain theory,
  • Sociolcultural obstacles,
  • economic obstacles,
  • political obstacles,
  • preventing regression
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Allen Gnanam. "Non nation destabilizing eradication of opium cultivation in Afghanistan: A history backed analysis" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/allengnanam/4/