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dc.contributor.authorGhiabi, Maziyar
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T02:04:39Z
dc.date.available2021-04-07T02:04:39Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2021-04-06T09:46:49Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47717
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/64388
dc.description.abstractIran has one of the world’s highest rates of drug addiction, estimated to be between two and seven per cent of the entire population. This makes the questions this book asks all the more salient: what is the place of illegal substances in the politics of modern Iran? How have drugs affected the formation of the Iranian state and its power dynamics? And how have governmental attempts at controlling and regulating illicit drugs affected drug consumption and addiction? By answering these questions, Maziyar Ghiabi suggests that the Islamic Republic’s image as an inherently conservative state is not only misplaced and inaccurate, but in part a myth. In order to dispel this myth, he skilfully combines ethnographic narratives from drug users, vivid field observations from ‘under the bridge’, with archival material from the pre- and post-revolutionary era, statistics on drug arrests and interviews with public officials. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core at doi.org/10.1017/9781108567084.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKV Crime & criminology::JKVG Drugs trade / drug trafficking
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.otherdrugs; Iran; politics
dc.titleDrugs Politics
dc.title.alternativeManaging Disorder in the Islamic Republic of Iran
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1017/9781108567084
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy12615a55-20f1-4eb5-a6c9-5eb6541f63e5
oapen.relation.isFundedByWellcome Trust
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9781108567084
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.pages366
oapen.place.publicationCambridge
dc.relationisFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd


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