Fixing Drugs: The Politics of Drug Prohibition

Paperback | March 15, 2012

bySue Pryce

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In this unique and engaging book, Sue Pryce tackles the major issues surrounding drug policy. Why do governments persist with prohibition policies, despite their proven inefficacy? Why are some drugs criminalized, and some not? And why does society care about drug use at all? Pryce guides us through drug policy around the world.

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In this unique and engaging book, Sue Pryce tackles the major issues surrounding drug policy. Why do governments persist with prohibition policies, despite their proven inefficacy? Why are some drugs criminalized, and some not? And why does society care about drug use at all? Pryce guides us through drug policy around the world.

SUE PRYCE is Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK and former Chair of DrugScope.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.56 × 5.62 × 0.46 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023035971X

ISBN - 13:9780230359710

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Why are Drugs a Problem for States?
Why is there a Drug Problem at all?
How do States Prohibit Drugs?
What are the Unintended Consequences of Drug Prohibition?
Why Persist with a Failed Policy?
Is the Attempt to Prohibit Drugs Coming to an End?
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography

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"In this book, Sue Pryce attempts to unravel the Gordian Knot of drug policy and concludes there is no solution to the drug problem- 'it is unsolvable'. What might appear at first as a counsel of despair is in fact an insightful perspective. It enables the reader to move beyond the traditional polarised debates and the all embracing solutions which both sides promote to mirror and reinforce their supporters' ethics and values. Whatever view one holds, this book explores the pros and cons of different policies. At the end of the day, policymakers have to ameliorate the harms that both drugs and drug policy can create. They should read this to help them think about which course to steer."- Roger Howard, Chief Executive, UKDPC (UK Drug Policy Commission)