Drug War American Style

Drug War American Style : The Internationalization of Failed Policy and its Alternatives

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This collection of scholarly essays discusses the internationalization of American drug policy from a variety of perspectives and features articles on Hong Kong, Britain, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Latin America, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
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  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 567g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0815334052
  • 9780815334057

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From the anti-opiate campaigns of the late 1800's to the DARE program of the 1990's, the United States has been at war with drugs throughout most of its history. Claiming that the drug war is for the good of the people, politicians use it as a campaign platform, the media sell it for higher ratings, and criminal justice administrators exploit it for expanded power and higher funding. Experts in criminology, the contributors to this volume closely examine the sociological impact of the global drug war, offering new insight to the debate. DRUG WAR, AMERICAN STYLE shows how the United States's war on drugs has spread throughout the world to Hong Kong and Australia, and affected policy in countries from Canada to Britain.
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Table of contents

About the Authors. 1. The Internationalization of US Illicit Drug Control Policy Jurg Gerber and Eric L. Jensen 2. Toward an Explanation of the Persistence of Failed Policy: Binding Drug Policy to Foreign Policy, 1930-1962 Kevin F. Ryan 3. The International System of Drug Control: Developments and Trends Hans-Jorg Albrecht 4. Hong Kong Mark S. Gaylord 5. American Influence on British Drug Policy Philip Bean 6. Drug Policy in Australia - Our Own? Margaret Hamilton 7. Drug War: Canadian Style Patricia G. Erickson and David L. Haans 8. The War on Drugs in Taiwan Furjen Denq and Hsiao-Ming Wang 9. The Drug War in Latin America: Ten Years in a Quagmire Eugene E. Bouley Jr 10. Exporting the War to the Netherlands and Dutch Alternatives Ineke Haen, Marshall and Henk van de Bunt 11. Drug Policies in the Federal Republic of Germany: Development, Trends and Influences From North America Hans-Jorg Albrecht 12. Switzerland's Drug Policy as an Alternative to the American War on Drugs? Martin Killias
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