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.
Moreover , these authors pose a profound question that confronts those concerned with the history of drug policy in the United States : Given the nature of federal policy , institutional structures , and social mores , could drug policy ...
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 ...
That is , drugs are merely part of , indeed may only be symptomatic of , deeper ills or other concerns within a particular society . These findings are not exceptional to those involved in the writing of drug history .
McAllister cogently argues that persistent , substantive differences among the concerned powers are evident in the texts of these two most comprehensive international antidrug treaties . Indeed , it may not be much ...
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