Instant Access to the Journals you Need

Read Online + Print Articles, for just $40 a month.

Start Your Free Trial

The Drug War at the Supply End:The Case of Bolivia

The Drug War at the Supply End:The Case of Bolivia


The Drug War at the Supply EndThe Case of Bolivia SAGE Publications, Inc.1997DOI: 10.1177/0094582X9702400504 Fernando GarcíaArgañarás by One approach to drug abuse is harm reduction with an emphasis on treatment and rehabilitation rather than criminalization and punishment. In the United States this approach has been presented as an alternative to the war against drugs waged by the Reagan and Bush administrations, finding a favorable echo in Europe and Canada. The drug problem, however, links consumers, producers, and intermediaries in a web of relationships that go far beyond the question of abuse and addiction. In this paper, harm reduction is redefined so as to include the set of problems and characteristics that prevail at the supply end of the drug war. The core of harm reduction in the coca/cocaine-producing countries of South America is understanding the pervasive power of market relations, where demand leads and supply follows, the futility of crop replacement and eradication policies, and the need to prevent these countries' further militarization. The perception that drugs are an evil that must be eradicated at all costs, together with political-strategic considerations about the "security" of the Andean region, have made fighting supply a top priority of U.S. policy
Loading next page...

You're reading a free preview. Subscribe to read or print the entire article.

And millions more from thousands of peer-reviewed journals, for just $40/month.

Start Your Free Trial

What content is in DeepDyve?

  • Read and share from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from Springer, Elsevier, Nature, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell and more.
  • All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

Rent Scholarly Articles?

  • Read the full article in your browser.
  • Each month you can print 20 pages for free.
  • Access all of your rentals from the cloud anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Beautiful reading experience – Full charts and figures, just like the PDF.
  • Read as much as you'd like - whenever you'd like.

Happy Users

“In one word renting from DeepDyve is FANTASTIC!!! ... 99% of the time I only need access to an article for a month or so, so renting the articles is perfect for me.”

Adam S.

“Thanks for a great service! For an unaffiliated science blogger like myself this is like a dream come true.”

Seppo P.

“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”

Daniel C.

“Let me seize this opportunity and congratulate you on the service you are rendering to the scientific community.”

Joao B.