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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David Courtwright argues that legalization of drugs would create its own problems . Moreover , these authors pose a profound question that confronts those concerned with the history of drug policy in the United States : Given the nature ...
Prescriptions are best left to policymakers actively involved in contemporary problems , and not to historians — those physicians of the buried . Historians of policy history , however , can provide careful dissections of past policies ...
Historically as well as at present , the vexing problems attendant to drugs are manifestly international in scope . Moreover , the various ways in which America and other societies are currently responding to drug problems and related ...
McWilliams shows that Anslinger's successors learned well from him how to fight the good bureaucratic fight even as the nation's drug problems worsened . The second article , by David T. Courtwright , examines through a comparative and ...
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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