The state under siege: The drug trade and organised crime in Tajikistan
2006 (English)In: Europe-Asia Studies, ISSN 0966-8136, E-ISSN 1465-3427, Vol. 58, no 6, 827-854 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article explores the impact of the drug trade on security and stability in Tajikistan. In order to capture the multifaceted nature of this relationship, the effects on territory, population, state institutions, and the idea of the state are examined. The types of threats affecting these components of the state are discussed. These include societal security in the form of addiction and drug-related diseases; the military threat, most notably manifested by the merger of crime and terror; economic and political threats resulting from a criminalised economic and political system; and the relationship between the drug trade and the legitimacy of the state.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2006. Vol. 58, no 6, 827-854 p.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87332DOI: 10.1080/09668130600830904ISI: 000240824500001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-87332DiVA: diva2:272