Drug Control Policy: Essays in Historical and Comparative Perspective
Penn State Press, 2004年5月1日 - 188 頁
A detailed look at drug control policy as it has been shaped historically in the United States and other countries, most notably in China and East Asia.
Drug policy has emphasized suppressing drugs at their source by curtailing their distribution, but few policy makers have considered legalization as a remedy. On the other hand, much of drug policy has been a record of bureaucratic infighting and aggrandizement. At the same time, it has reflected nativistic and racial biases. These essays suggest, however, that alternative strategies would not necessarily be any more successful. David Courtwright argues that legalization of drugs would create its own problems. Given the nature of federal policy, institutional structures, and social mores, the authors question whether drug policy could have been otherwise constructed.
William O. Walker has brought together leading scholars writing in the field to contribute essays that offer broad perspectives on the history of drug policy. They provide a comparative and historical lens through which to view the current debate over drug policy in the United States.
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For those who like their history in didactic doses , these essays appear to offer certain lessons concerning public policy : policies seldom change over time ; bureaucracy tends to grow , while becoming more self - protective ...
WILLIAM O. WALKER III Introduction In the last decade , drug usage has become a matter of great concern in American society . Questions abound about who uses drugs and why . Surveys that purport to answer questions such as these remain ...
He finds that the historic , basic assumptions that America's drug problems are largely foreign in origin or are exacerbated domestically by ethnic minorities have become controlling ones for policymakers .
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