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The Resource Cross-national drug policy, special editors Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter

Cross-national drug policy, special editors Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter

Label
Cross-national drug policy
Title
Cross-national drug policy
Statement of responsibility
special editors Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter
Title variation
Cross national drug policy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: While citizens experiment with illegal drugs, their governments experiment with regulations to prohibit drugs. Scholars, analysts, and policy makers who know what legal prohibitions other countries have tried and found successful will have a better chance of crafting effective drug policy for their countries. This special issue of The Annals describes the experiences of eleven countries: Australia, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, France, Iran, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, and Sweden. Articles are grouped by geography and wealth: the wealthy West, the western hemisphere, and the transition countries. The drug problems of wealthy Western nations have generally worsened since the 1960s. Some have no clearly articulated vision behind their drug policy (e.g. Denmark); others have tough policies (e.g. Sweden). France and Portugal both recently instituted sharp changes in drug policy. While no outcome results are yet available from Portugal, France has experience a huge increase in the number of users in treatment. Australia's strong harm-reduction policy remains in place despite increasing heroin deaths and other drug-related problems. U.S. consumption and U.S. international drug policies affect western hemisphere countries' policy as well as generate problems for them. Although Mexican drug use remains at modest levels, the country faces violent and powerful criminal groups. The groups' creation is related to Mexico's role as the principal source and primary transshipment route for drugs bound for the U.S. IN Jamaica, another route for cocaine shipped to the U.S. and another focus of U.S. international drug policy, drug trafficking has exacerbated the long-standing problem of politically related gang violence by increasing the moneys and weapons involved. Drug use is a relatively minor concern of Columbian policy, also under U.S. pressure; instead, it focuses on trafficking and related corruption and violence. Iran and Russia are countries in transition. Contending with fundamental economic and social change following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has had little political debate regarding its highly intolerant drug policy. Iran's drug policies have frequently shifted during its long history of dealing with opiate abuse, from harsh punishment to regulation of use and back again. Most recently, more therapeutically oriented approaches have been tried. Two articles address geographically broader issues. One shows how U.S. politicians distorted results from a study of needle exchange in Vancouver. The other discusses creation of a new regulatory regime for governing developed nations' banking systems, in the belief that illegal drugs account for a substantial fraction of suspicious financial transactions, particularly across national borders
Member of
Cataloging source
OSU
Dewey number
363.45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
H1
LC item number
.A4 v.582
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • W1
  • HV 5801
NLM item number
  • AN626K v.582 2002
  • C951 2002
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1944-
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  • MacCoun, Robert J
  • Reuter, Peter
Series statement
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,
Series volume
v. 582
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  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • International Cooperation
  • Public Policy
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Drugsbeleid
  • Internationaler Vergleich
  • Drogenpolitik
Label
Cross-national drug policy, special editors Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"July 2002."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mirjam van het Loo, Ineke van Beusekom, and James P. Kahan
  • Swedish drug policy in the twenty-first century : a policy model going astray
  • Leif Lenke and Boerje Olsson
  • Harm minimization in a prohibition context : Australia
  • Gabriele Bammer ... [et al.]
  • Science, ideology, and needle exchange programs
  • Martin T. Schechter
  • Illegal drugs in Colombia : from illegal economic boom to social crisis
  • Francisco E. Thoumi
  • Policy paradox : implications of U.S. drug control policy for Jamaica
  • Preface :
  • Marlyn J. Jones
  • Mexico's war on drugs : no margin for maneuver
  • Jorge Chabat
  • The drug market in Iran
  • Fariborz Raisdana with the cooperation of Ahmad Gharavi Nakhjavani
  • The price of freedom : illegal drug markets and policies in post-Soviet Russia
  • Letizia Paoli
  • Money laundering and its regulation
  • Michael Levi
  • Review article :
  • The varieties of drug control at the dawn of the twenty-first century
  • Black flower : prisons and the future of incarceration
  • Marie Gottschalk
  • Robert MacCoun and Peter Reuter
  • Danish drug policy : an ambivalent balance between repression and welfare
  • Lau Laursen and Jorgen Jepsen
  • Policy paradigms, ideas, and interests : the case of the French public health policy toward drug abuse
  • Henri Bergeron and Pierre Kopp
  • Decriminalization of drug use in Portugal : the development of a policy
Control code
50048148
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780761927433
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50048148
Label
Cross-national drug policy, special editors Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter
Publication
Note
"July 2002."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mirjam van het Loo, Ineke van Beusekom, and James P. Kahan
  • Swedish drug policy in the twenty-first century : a policy model going astray
  • Leif Lenke and Boerje Olsson
  • Harm minimization in a prohibition context : Australia
  • Gabriele Bammer ... [et al.]
  • Science, ideology, and needle exchange programs
  • Martin T. Schechter
  • Illegal drugs in Colombia : from illegal economic boom to social crisis
  • Francisco E. Thoumi
  • Policy paradox : implications of U.S. drug control policy for Jamaica
  • Preface :
  • Marlyn J. Jones
  • Mexico's war on drugs : no margin for maneuver
  • Jorge Chabat
  • The drug market in Iran
  • Fariborz Raisdana with the cooperation of Ahmad Gharavi Nakhjavani
  • The price of freedom : illegal drug markets and policies in post-Soviet Russia
  • Letizia Paoli
  • Money laundering and its regulation
  • Michael Levi
  • Review article :
  • The varieties of drug control at the dawn of the twenty-first century
  • Black flower : prisons and the future of incarceration
  • Marie Gottschalk
  • Robert MacCoun and Peter Reuter
  • Danish drug policy : an ambivalent balance between repression and welfare
  • Lau Laursen and Jorgen Jepsen
  • Policy paradigms, ideas, and interests : the case of the French public health policy toward drug abuse
  • Henri Bergeron and Pierre Kopp
  • Decriminalization of drug use in Portugal : the development of a policy
Control code
50048148
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780761927433
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50048148

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