This book entitled 'Illicit Drugs in Colombia' aims to contribute to the public debate about illicit drugs in Colombia by bringing together contributions from different fields to the study of drug policy in Colombia. The first part of the book is devoted to describing the dimension of cocaine production and trafficking and the extent and prevalence of drug consumption in Colombia. The second section addresses the effectiveness and costs of anti-drug policies, focusing mainly on eradication campaigns, the interdiction of drug shipments and alternative development programmes. The third section is devoted to the study of the interaction between international relations and drug policy in Colombia. The fourth section of the book will study the legal aspects behind the so-called 'war on drugs'. The last section of the book has different contributions on the topic of institutions and drugs in Colombia, including impunity, electoral participation, corruption, etc.

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