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.
Contents Editor's Preface vii 1 Introduction WILLIAM O. WALKER III 5 JOHN C. McWILLIAMS Through the Past Darkly : The Politics and Policies of America's Drug War 42 64 DAVID T. COURTWRIGHT Drug Legalization , the Drug War , and Drug ...
Editor's Preface This volume , Drug Control Policy : Essays in Historical and Comparative Perspective , edited by historian William O. Walker , provides an in - depth look at drug control policy as it has been shaped historically in the ...
In this regard , this volume presents a useful pathology to drug policy in recent history . Donald T. Critchlow General Editor WILLIAM O. WALKER III Introduction In the last decade , viii EDITOR'S PREFACE.
WILLIAM O. WALKER III Introduction In the last decade , drug usage has become a matter of great concern in American ... of the Office of National Drug Control Policy , could ease the sense of alarm and foreboding evoked by drugs .
Readers should be forewarned that the essays take a selective look at several aspects of drug policy . And the focus is on policy , narratively and analytically . For the most part , the articles are concerned with the drug policies of ...
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
The Politics and Policies of Americas Drug War
Drug Legalization the Drug War and Drug Treatment in Historical Perspective
A Speculative Essay
Opium Tungsten and the Search for National Security 194052
Nativism and Narcotics Control in the United States