Drug control in the 21st century: from private passion to systemic confusion

Klein, Axel (2010) Drug control in the 21st century: from private passion to systemic confusion. Amsterdam Law Forum, 2 (4). pp. 47-58. ISSN 18768156. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

International drug control has chalked up an impressive record of policy failure, yet it continues to intensify its provisions and expand its remit. This idiosyncrasy is best understood by regarding drug control as a system with separate, but linked elements dedicated to maintaining itself. Inherent to the system is an ideology which is derived from and supported by 'scientific truths'. The survival of the regime depends on the active support of professional groups that benefit from the regime and are its chief proponents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug use and miuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 11:24
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 08:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26060 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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