Drug Policy Developments within the European Union: the destabilizing effects of Dutch and Swedish drug policies

Chatwin, Caroline (2003) Drug Policy Developments within the European Union: the destabilizing effects of Dutch and Swedish drug policies. British Journal of Criminology, 43 . pp. 567-582. ISSN 0007-0955. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper examines the couse of drug control within the European Union (EU). The individual policies of both the liberal Netherlands and the more repressive Sweden are explained in detail, and the effects they have on the EU as a whole are discussed. In order to understand these effects more fully an inspection of recent drug legislation developed in the fight against drugs is undertaken. Current trends relating to the drug problem that can be identified throughout the Member States are presented and evaluated with respect to the policies of both the Netherlands and Sweden. A division within the EU centring around the different policy styules of these two nations is discussed and possible solutions to the division are raised. Finally, the positive effects that this battle has resulted in are noted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Caroline Chatwin
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 21:10
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 13:34
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28551 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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