JIED is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal publishing research and policy commentary on the complex relationship between illicit markets and development. The journal is cross-disciplinary and engages with academics, practitioners, and decision makers in facilitating for interventions and development planning that incorporates an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of illicit markets. The journal welcomes scholars and practitioners from all disciplines with an interest and expertise in the complexities illicit markets pose to the achievement of key development goals, such as the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and progress towards peace and security in fragile settings.
This journal special issue will advance the conversation on illicit drug markets in the Americas by fostering cross-fertilization among different methodologies and perspectives that have been previously analyzed as self-contained phenomena. It will provide an opportunity to observe the full cycle of illicit drugs production, trafficking, and consumption throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Furthermore, it will promote a more comprehensive understanding of the social dynamics of development, violence, and drug policies; the way that these issues are addressed by the twenty-three national governments of the region, and the many more regional or local institutions that exist within each; and the mutual dependencies that exist between all of the region's multiple drug trades.
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