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This is a book about human agency and exploitation in illicit drugs markets, told through the voices and experiences of drug market actors. Illicit drugs are big business and an even bigger public health problem. Drug addiction has changed or claimed countless lives. The global war on drugs has transformed criminal justice systems and the social fabric of communities. Drug money has bankrolled armed conflict, terrorism, political campaigns and revolutions. In some contexts, the illegal drug economy is the only economy that matters.
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