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By John Agnew

Making Political Geography acquaints readers with the foremost matters and conceptual difficulties that experience ruled the self-discipline during the last to 3 a long time. along with discussing and assessing present subject matters, Agnew presents a ancient research of the emergence of recent political geography from the Eighteen Nineties onwards, identifies and discusses the 3 "waves" of the revival of political geography over the last 3 many years, and discusses facts for a brand new coherence to the self-discipline, centering round problems with geographical scale, position and politics, and so on.

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In 1993, 98 percent of Bolivia's foreign exchange earnings from goods and services came from the coca market Source: US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Alternative Coca Reduction Strategies in the Andean Region, F-556 (Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, July 1993). As a result of the increased openness of the US to foreign goods and people, US national boundaries are increasingly porous (Flynn, 2002). One of the US Custom Service's top priorities is to interdict illicit narcotics - a daunting task when one considers that all the pure cocaine to feed America's annual coke habit could be transported in just fifteen 40-foot-long containers.

Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy, National Drug Control Strategy 2000 Annual Report (Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 2000), p. 66. 32 billion) of which were due to alcohol-related illness (including health care expenditures, impaired productivity and premature death). 71 billion) was due to drug-related illness or premature death. 16 billion in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis treatment costs. 1, p. 1, p. 4. 7 billion. S. Congress, Hearings on Federal Drug Enforcement before the Senate Committee on Investigations, 1975 and 1976 (1976); Office of National Drug Control Policy, National Drug Control Strategy, 26 DOES 'POLITICAL' GEOGRAPHY STILL MATTER?

One can argue that legally available alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs are all harmful when abused, and that were the same status to be given to currently illegal stimulants this might lead to a more'rational' approach to reducing addiction and its largely negative social effects. Be that as it may, official policy in the United States since the Nixon presidency of 1969-74 has been to pursue a 'war on drugs' through both domestic advertising campaigns against the dangers of drug abuse and attempts at reducing the importation of drugs into the country.

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