Fixing Drugs

The Politics of Drug Prohibition

Author: S. Pryce

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230368832

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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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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Rauschdiskurse

Author: Burkhard Kastenbutt, Aldo Legnaro, Arnold Schmieder

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643134592

Category:

Page: 188

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Drogen

Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky
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Towards More Effective Global Drug Policies

Author: Caroline Chatwin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319920723

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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This book examines the topical issue of global drug policy and outlines five steps that could be taken to improve its effectiveness. A public criminology approach is applied to explore not only what could be done, but also why it matters and how it could be achieved. It argues that more effective global drug policies require an acknowledgement of the failure of a war on drugs approach and the harms it has caused. Instead, strategies that reduce drug related harm should be prioritised. An innovative and diverse range of approaches should be developed that are underpinned by evaluation and dissemination of results. Finally, the horizons of the drug policy debate should be broadened. In line with the central aims of public criminology, this book provides an accessible contribution to global drug policy debates that links theory and practice and which will have appeal to a wide range of audiences.
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State Crime and Immorality

The Corrupting Influence of the Powerful

Author: Monaghan, Mark,Prideaux, Simon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447316746

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This is the first book to examine the activities of UK and international ‘role models’ through the lens of state crime and social policy. Written by experts in the field of sociology and social policy, it provides a comprehensive discussion of state immorality and deviance generally and state crime in particular.
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The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.
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Drugs in American Society

Author: Erich Goode

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 447

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Goode's Drugs in American Society 7/e is a well-respected, brief investigation of the full range of psychoactive drug use; from legal, medical and perscription use to criminal, recreational use and from casual use to addiction. Objective pro and con accounts on important issues like treatment, education, rehabilitation, and legalization give students a thorough understanding of the topics. The new seventh edition continues to provide the most balanced and up-to-date coverage in an accessible, engaging style.
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The Politics of Drugs

From Production to Consumption

Author: Peadar King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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An estimated 3.1% of the world's population consume illegal drugs. This book examines the factors that drive demand and consumption, and looks at how individual countries, including the U.S., are dealing with the problem.
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Addiction Is a Choice

Author: Jeffrey A. Schaler

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697685

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Politicians and the media tell us that people who take drugs, including alcohol or nicotine, cannot help themselves. They are supposedly victims of the disease of 'addiciton', and they need 'treatment'. The same goes for sex addicts, shopping addicts, food addicts, gambling addicts, or even addicts to abusive relationships. This theory, which grew out of the Temperance movement and was developed and disseminated by the religious cult known as Alcoholics Anonymous, has not been confirmed by any factual research. Numerous scientific studies show that 'addicts' are in control of their behavior. Contrary to the shrill, mindless propaganda of the 'war on drugs', very few of the people who use alcohol, marijuana, heroin, or cocaine will ever become 'addicted', and of those who do become heavy drug users, most will matrue out of it in time, without treatment. Research indicates that 'treatment' is completely ineffective, an absolute waste of time and money. Instead of looking at drub addiction as a disease, Dr. Schaler proposes that we view it as willful commitment or dedication, akin to joining a religion or pursuing a romantic involvement. While heavy consumption of drugs is often foolish and self-destructive, it is a matter of personal choice.
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The Rise of Viagra

How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America

Author: Meika Loe

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744990

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Since its introduction in 1998, Viagra has launched a new kind of sexual revolution. Quickly becoming one of the most sought after drugs in history, the little blue pill created a sea change within the pharmaceutical industry—from how drugs could be marketed to the types of drugs put into development—as well as the culture at large. Impotency is no longer an embarrassing male secret; now it is called “erectile dysfunction,” and is simply something to “ask your doctor” about. And over 16 million men have. The Rise of Viagra is the first book to detail the history and the vast social implications of the Viagra phenomenon. Meika Loe argues that Viagra has changed what qualifies as normal sex in America. In the quick-fix, pill-for-everything culture that Viagra helped to create, erections can now be had by popping a pill, making sex on demand, regardless of age or infirmity, and, potentially, for the rest of one's life. Drawing on interviews with men who take the drug, their wives, doctors and pharmacists as well as scientists and researchers in the field, this fascinating account provides an intimate history of the drug's effect on America. Loe also examines the quest for the female Viagra, the impact of the drug around the world, the introduction of new erection drugs, like Levitra and Cialis, and the rapid growth of the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry. This wide-ranging book explains how this medical breakthrough and cultural phenomenon have forever changed the meaning of sex in America.
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The Politics of Heroin

CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, Central America, Colombia

Author: Alfred W. McCoy

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781556524837

Category: Political Science

Page: 710

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The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.
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Cobra

Roman

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641050642

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Der Kampf der westlichen Geheimdienste gegen die mächtigen Drogenbarone International agierende Drogenkartelle setzen pro Jahr Kokain im Wert von mehreren Milliarden Dollar um und werden immer größer, einflussreicher ... eine Plage. Das Weiße Haus beschließt, endlich einzugreifen, und erteilt Ex-CIA-Agent Paul Deveraux – genannt Cobra – einen Geheimauftrag: Er soll das kolumbianische Kartell der Kartelle zu Fall bringen. Mit allen Mitteln. Bald werden Drogenhändler als Terroristen eingestuft, gnadenlos gejagt und ausgelöscht. Lieferanten und Abnehmer werden gegeneinander aufgehetzt. Deverauxs Plan, der das Ende des internationalen Kokainhandels bedeutet, scheint aufzugehen ... bis die Situation plötzlich zu eskalieren droht. Frederick Forsyth hat das Genre des internationalen Polit-Thrillers, wie wir ihn heute kennen, praktisch im Alleingang erfunden und liefert fesselnde Spannung pur – mit einem untrüglichen Gespür für brandaktuelle Themen.
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Handbook of Research on the Illicit Drug Traffic

Socioeconomic and Political Consequences

Author: F. LaMond Tullis

Publisher: Greenwood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 641

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Focusing on a highly controversial and fiercely debated subject, this survey tracks the social and economic consequences of the production, trafficking, and consumption of cocaine, heroin, and cannabis. From a growing body of literature, LaMond Tullis has extracted the most salient economic, social, and political themes currently under discussion in both scholarly publications and in the responsible press. The two-part volume consisting of a lengthy review of relevant literature and an annotated bibliography helps its users understand the major issues: Can and should consumption be curtailed, supplies suppressed, and traffickers eliminated? Can the unintended economic, social, and political consequences of curtailing, suppressing, and eliminating somehow be mitigated? Should these drugs be legalized? Would legalization produce its own array of unintended and largely unacceptable consequences? Although tentative answers to these questions abound, this excellent resource is testimony to the fact that there is still little agreement on how to deal with these powerful substances and the problems they generate. Tullis's compilation presents the best overview of this complex subject to date. The first half of this two-part reference consists of a survey of the published literature on the production and consumption of the three illicit drugs. Chapters are devoted to the global patterns of production and consumption of cocaine, heroin, and cannabis, to the consequences, both positive and negative, of drug consumption and production, and to the policy measures that have been adopted (or are under consideration) in both consuming and producing countries. These chapters will be of interest to those wishing to obtain an overall view of the subject and to specialists seeking a guide to the literature outside their particular area of knowledge. The second half of the book contains an annotated bibliography of about 2,000 items covering works published in English--plus a few in Spanish--as books, articles, or press reports. This section will be invaluable to researchers working on the frontiers of the subject and to general readers who wish to pursue particular topics in greater depth. The volume should be at the fingertips of policy makers, legislators, law enforcement officials, judges, and social workers, as well as students and teachers.
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Der Dschungel

Author: Upton Sinclair (Schriftsteller, USA)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293206649

Category:

Page: 416

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Drug wars and coffeehouses

the political economy of the international drug trade

Author: David R. Mares

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9781568028620

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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With his brief and engaging new book, David Mares explores the reasons why there is so much disagreement among nations about which policies are most appropriate to address drug production, distribution, and trade. From the more tolerant coffee house style policies of the Netherlands which focus on public health concerns, to the United States just-say-no drug war approach, nations frame and seek to resolve these issues in very different ways and with different levels of success.
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The War on Drugs

An International Encyclopedia

Author: Ron Chepesiuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 317

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