The Political Economy of Drugs in the Caribbean

  • Ivelaw L. Griffith

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction: Drugs and Political Economy

    1. Ivelaw L. Griffith
      Pages 1-7
  3. Regional and International Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ivelaw L. Griffith
      Pages 11-28
    3. Richard L. Bernal, Winsome J. Leslie, Stephen E. Lamar
      Pages 58-80
  4. Connections and Consequences

  5. Coping Strategies and Countermeasures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Sonita Morin Abrahams
      Pages 203-217
    3. Captain Richard R. Beardsworth
      Pages 230-245
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-273

About this book


This volume does four things. Firstly it examines the nexus between the illegal narcotics enterprise as a social phenomenon and political economy as a scholarly issue area. Secondly it explores the regional and global contexts of the political economy of illegal narcotics operations in the Caribbean. Thirdly it assesses some of the political economy connections and consequences of the enterprise in the region. Finally, it discusses some of the measures adopted to contend with the illegal drug challenge in the area.


crime democracy drugs narcotics political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivelaw L. Griffith
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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