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Multi-level governance: The way forward for European illicit drug policy?

Chatwin, Caroline (2007) Multi-level governance: The way forward for European illicit drug policy? International Journal of Drug Policy, 18 (6). pp. 494-502. ISSN 0955-3959. (doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2006.12.005) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:28548)

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Abstract

Illicit drug policy has long been an area that has attracted international policy intervention, however, the European Union has declared it an area of subsidiarity, leaving ultimate control to national governments. Nevertheless, European Union preoccupation with the illicit drug issue and international drug trafficking and organised crime concerns have ensured that continued and increased cooperation in illicit drug policy is never off the agenda. This article examines the history of European integration in contrasting areas of policy and considers both the desirability and the viability of an increasingly harmonised drug policy for Europe. Finally, it proposes a model of integrated illicit drug policy that is strongly connected to developing patterns of European social policy, calling on multi-level governance and close involvement at the level of the citizen.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2006.12.005
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 20:53 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28548 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chatwin, Caroline: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7124-2264
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