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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... Tungsten , and the Search for National Security , 1940-1952 89 117 DOUGLAS CLARK KINDER Shutting Out the Evil : Nativism and Narcotics Control in the United States 143 WILLIAM B. MCALLISTER Conflicts of Interest in the International ...
... of State's annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report detailed enormous increases in coca leaf cultivation in Bolivia and Peru and in the processing of cocaine there and especially in Colombia .
No official was more central to this deceptive process than Harry J. Anslinger , commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962. McWilliams shows that Anslinger's successors learned well from him how to fight the good ...
in the region's illicit narcotics traffic . Such associations had long - term consequences for subsequent political developments in the region . Whereas the first four articles analyze aspects of the political origins or consequences of ...
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