Drug Policy Harmonization and the European Union

Chatwin, Caroline (2011) Drug Policy Harmonization and the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan, 192 pp. ISBN 9780230271869. (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)

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The issue of illegal drugs is one which impacts on all societies and one which does not respect national borders. It is, therefore, an ideal candidate for the development of an international policy response. The powerhouses of the European Union have expressed a desire to move towards an 'ever closer union' encompassing wider areas and deeper levels of policy, yet illegal drug policy has remained firmly in the control of the heads of member states. This book seeks to understand why it has been so difficult to harmonise in this area and explores both the desirability and the viability of a 'European drug policy'. Finally, it applies the popular European integration theory of multi-level governance to the issue of illicit drugs and suggests that, if harmonization of European drug policy were to develop along these lines, it would be both desirable and viable.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 13:32
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31850 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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