Julia Buxton on the origins of US and UK involvement with the opium trade
Posted on 04-05-2010

Julia talks about the history of the UK involvement with the Indian opium trade and how it differs from the US. She describes the way the United States history differs and its relationship to the prohibition of alcohol.

Julia Buxton

Senior Research Fellow

Location: Bradford University

Dr Julia Buxton Ph.D is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bradford. Julia's Ph.D 'The Crisis of the Venezuelan Party System' was completed at the LSE and Julia has since authored 'The Political Economy of Narcotics: Production, Consumption and Global Markets' (Zed Books 2006). Julia is very active in national and international conferences. Julia…

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