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The Politics of Drugs

Perceptions, Power and Policies

Authors: MacGregor, Susanne

  • Questions the current public representation of UK drugs policy 
  • Aims to encourage open conversation around Drug Policy
  • Examines how drug use has changed in recent years
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About this book

This book explores the complexities of drugs policy in Britain, contradicting the over simplified representation found in the public sphere. It focuses on developments in Britain since the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971, covering debates at national level and local experiences set in international and European context, emphasizing the interconnectivity between people and countries in this global age. Several institutions and networks are examined to illustrate how they shape the policy process as vessels for ideas and interests and as spaces for individual action. MacGregor discusses arguments around drug policy reform, in particular the role of politicians, the media and advocacy organizations. Her aim is to encourage a more open and intelligent conversation on drugs policy and to question whether the institutional architecture in place is fit for purpose given the great increase of substances available and the underlying variety of conditions and interests currently competing for attention and resources. The is a must read for all scholars of Politics, Medicine and Social Science interested in the current debate raging around British Drug Policy.

About the authors

Susanne MacGregor is Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Emeritus Professor at Middlesex University, London, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49681-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Drugs
Book Subtitle
Perceptions, Power and Policies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49682-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49682-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49681-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 350
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