'Drugs and (Dis)order: a study of the opium trade, political settlements and state-making in Afghanistan'Working Paper No : 83 (series 2)
Author: Jonathan Goodhand and David Mansfield
Date : November 2010
This paper is a contribution to research being undertaken by the Crisis States Research Centre on patterns of economic resource mobilisation and rent appropriation under conditions of fragility, and the ways in which these shape political relations and institutions. The authors are primarily concerned with the political economy of post-Bonn Afghanistan with a particular focus on the role of the drugs industry and its impact on processes of state-making.