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NCJ Number: 160108 Find in a Library
Title: Burmese Connection: Illegal Drugs and the Making of the Golden Triangle, Volume 6
Author(s): R D Renard
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 159
Sponsoring Agency: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55587-618-8
Sale Source: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc
1800 30th Street, Suite 314
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The socioeconomic and political impact of drug production, trade, and use on Burma's people, economy, and international relations is examined, and ways to reduce the country's illicit drug problem are suggested.
Abstract: Burma is widely regarded as the world's largest producer of opium. Nonetheless, recent scholarly accounts of Burma distort the subject of opium in Burmese history. Economic studies of Burma also ignore the impact of the opium trade in the "Golden Triangle." In addition, the social and political context of the drug trade is significant in Burma, a country characterized by rebellion, warlords, smuggling, weakened social values, and drug use. Increased opium use is of concern to many Burmese because of the profound effect the drug has on people's lives, foreign relations, and the economy. The book explores drug use in British Burma, drug use in Independent Burma, contemporary socioeconomic conditions and problems, and national and international consequences of opium production and trade. Book chapters specifically focus on Burmese attitudes toward drugs, government drug policies, domestic drug use and the spread of AIDS, drug prevention and treatment, demand reduction, and foreign involvement with drug suppression in Burma. An appendix contains a partial history of drug control in Burma. 153 references, 2 tables, and 2 maps
Main Term(s): Drug manufacturing
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission; Burma; Crime in foreign countries; Drug abuse; Drug Policy; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug smuggling; Drug treatment; Drug use; International drug law enforcement; Opioids; Political influences; Social conditions
Note: Studies on the Impact of the Illegal Drug Trade
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