4 edition of politics of drug control found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-238) and index.
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The book isn't as powerful as Robert Parry's seminal reporting gathered in Lost History or as contextuali This book turned out to be very careful and fair, almost too fair. Here Scott largely sticks to the Kerry report exposing U.S. government complicity in South and Central American drug trade as a mere tip of it emerged in Oliver North's Iran /5(7). The Politics of Drugs Probably no other "social problem" has gained as much media coverage, legis-lative attention, social control agent's interest, and general public's concern in the last decade as the "drug problem." While it is popularly believed to be self-evident what one is talking about when one addresses the "drug problem," e.g.
Recreational Use Blends Into Medical Use. For recreational users, access to marijuana has always been about getting intoxicated. In the 21st century, cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world,22 with the United Nations estimating that up to million people consumed cannabis in Alice B. Toklas's legendary brownies notwithstanding, smoke inhalation is the preferred. "Drug abuse" is a term in need of some clarification. The term is really a convenient, but not very precise, way of indicating that (1) an unspecified drug is being used in an unspecified manner and amount and (2) such use has been judged by some person or group to be wrong (illegal or immoral) and/or harmful to the user or society, or both.
The growing skepticism over the harmfulness of marijuana during the s is discussed in Chap. 6 of Jerome L. Himmelstein, The Strange Career of Marijuana: Politics and Ideology of Drug Control in America (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, ). Product Information. Drugs, Crime and Public Health provides an accessible but critical discussion of recent policy on illicit drugs. Using a comparative approach ¿ centred on the UK, but with insights and complementary data gathered from the USA and other countries ¿ it discusses theoretical perspectives and provides new empirical evidence which challenges prevalent ways of thinking about.
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The Global Politics of Drug Control sets the drug problem into a theoretical framework which aids understanding of the phenomenon by focusing on changing international values and norms. In the early literature on drug use, drugs were considered primarily as a social problem and the focus was on seeking a national by: 9.
The Global Politics of Drug Control sets the drug problem into a theoretical framework which aids understanding of the phenomenon by focusing on changing international values and norms. In the early literature on drug use, drugs were considered primarily as a social problem and the focus was on seeking a national policy.
However, in the 80s the Cited by: 9. The Quest for Drug Control points out that policymakers, regardless of political party, repeatedly eschewed nuanced, thoughtful approaches in favor of simpler, cause-and-effect "solutions" intended to impress upon voters that the government was doing something.
Certain limitations permeate the : David F. Musto, Pamela Korsmeyer, David Musto. The Global Politics of Drug Control sets the drug problem into a theoretical framework which aids understanding of the phenomenon by focusing on changing international values and norms.
In the early literature on drug use, drugs were considered primarily as a social problem and the focus was on seeking a national policy.
Get this from a library. The politics of drug control. [Mandy Bentham] -- In addition to clarifying what is meant by a global issue using regime analysis, this book discusses the drug problem as an amalgamation of different global issues - illegal drug use, the spread of. SUE PRYCE Associate Professor at theSchool of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK, where she teaches modules on politics and drugs, narcoterrorism, and american politics.
She is a trained substance misuse counsellor and a former chair of DrugScope, the drugs information by: 9. The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today.
Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central by: The Politics of Cocaine: How U.S.
Foreign Policy Has Created a Thriving Drug Industry in Central and South America Hardcover – February 1, by William L. Marcy PhD (Author)5/5(5). Drug Control Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drug Trafficking World Politics International Politics These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors.
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After three decades of increasingly punitive policies, illicit drugs are more easily available, drug potencies are greater, drug killings are more common, and drug barons are richer than ever. The War on Drugs costs Washington more than the Commerce, Interior, and State departments combined - and it's the one budget item whose growth is never by: Coates notes the high number of federal prisoners in for drug violations, but notes that very few of them were non-violent offenders, making early release problematic.
Fortner's book lays out all the facts impartially. He notes when politics came into play and when it did not as national attitudes about how to control drug related crime s: 8. A new book investigates the history of unsafe and deceptive practices by some generic-drug manufacturers, and explains why U.S.
regulators struggle to keep up with a global industry. Filed under: Drug control -- Political aspects -- United States. Agency of Fear: Opiates and Political Power in America, by Edward Jay Epstein (illustrated HTML at ) Filed under: Drug control -- United States.
The Border War on Drugs (), by United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment (PDF files at Princeton). Over the last few decades, drug trafficking organizations in Latin America became infamous for their shocking public crimes, from narcoterrorist assaults on the Colombian political system in the s to the more recent wave of beheadings in Mexico.
However, while these highly visible forms of public violence dominate headlines, they are neither the most common form of drug violence nor simply. 'Maziyar Ghaibi’s book is a fascinating study of the politics and lifeworld of illicit drugs, one that reveals a great deal about the paradoxical nature of politics in the Islamic Republic.
Empirically rich and analytically rigorous, this first comprehensive account of drug politics in Iran is likely to remain a standard text.'. background of drug enforcement in the United States including how drugs came under the control of federal justice authorities and how legislation and administrative actions changed domestic drug enforcement.
It then provides a brief overview of drug enforcement in the United States and summarizes U.S. drug Size: KB. The Agency We Need: Defending the FDA Philip Hilts, author of a much-discussed new book on the FDA, talks about the agency's contentious political history -.
The Politics of Drug Control Hardcover – 5 Oct. by M. Bentham (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: M. Bentham. Journalist Stephen Kinzer reveals how CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb worked in the s and early '60s to develop mind control drugs and deadly toxins that could be used against enemies.
"International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured is an interesting, and theoretically and empirically informed analysis, that contributes much to those interested in the academic analysis, but also in the actual advocacy of drug reform.
The book will become a must read in this realm. Beyond drug policy, the book is also a great source for those interested in the analysis of international norms and Cited by:. Drug policy reflects evidence on patterns of use and levels of harm.
Even so, it is, above all else, a forum for opposing ideologies and the flexing of muscles by influential professions and interest groups. This is a thoughtful, scholarly, and perceptive by: 1. An internal federal government watchdog told Congress on Thursday that it found the White House's first drug control strategy out of compliance with legal requirements.
The new politics of the "War on Drugs" Opioids and Politics. meaning domestic law enforcement and international drug control -- has also increased, from about $8 .