Drugs and Democracy

Drugs and Democracy : In Search of New Directions

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The Australian government spends millions of dollars on attempting to control the illicit drug trade. Almost 85 per cent of these funds are allocated to law enforcement; 5 per cent goes to treatment and 10 per cent to prevention and research. Meanwhile, the drug industry in Australia grows bigger and richer every year, and as a result, rates of addiction, crime and death continue to rise. This work examines Australia's attempts to control the illicit drug industry and discusses how - within the confines of liberal democratic values and culture - strategies might be improved.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.4 x 20.3mm | 385.56g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522848915
  • 9780522848915

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A valuable snapshot of the current state of drug policy in Australia. "Australian Book Review""show more