From holy war to opium war? A case study of the opium economy in North Eastern Afghanistan

@article{Goodhand2000FromHW,
  title={From holy war to opium war? A case study of the opium economy in North Eastern Afghanistan},
  author={J. Goodhand},
  journal={Central Asian Survey},
  year={2000},
  volume={19},
  pages={265 - 280}
}
  • J. Goodhand
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Central Asian Survey
This paper examines the recent growth of the opium economy in north-eastern Afghanistan. A detailed analysis of one village in Badakshan Province reveals profound changes in the local economy and social institutions. The paper describes two major shifts in the local economy: first, the switch from wheat to poppy cultivation; and second, the shift from the livestock trade to the opium trade. It then examines the underlying causes and impacts of the opium economy on social relations in the… Expand
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