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Illicit livelihoods: drug crops and development in Africa

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This article assesses the impact of drugs on agricultural production, trade and livelihoods more broadly by focusing on cannabis and khat in Lesotho, Nigeria and Kenya. It actively engages with research that has recently begun to explore the links between drugs and development in Africa and challenges some of its key assumptions. It argues that based on the available empirical evidence, the causalities between drugs and underdevelopment are not apparent. It proposes a more nuanced understandi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/03056244.2016.1170676

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS, African Studies
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of African Political Economy Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
148
Pages:
174-189
Publication date:
2016-06-27
Acceptance date:
2016-03-22
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ISSN:
1740-1720
URN:
uuid:f30d4ae2-789c-4f37-9f6e-9029fd14fa6e
Source identifiers:
619544
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pubs:619544
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