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Book review: Fixing drugs: the politics of drug prohibition

Collins, John (2013) Book review: Fixing drugs: the politics of drug prohibition. LSE Review of Books (05 Feb 2013). Website.

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In Fixing Drugs, Sue Pryce tackles the major issues surrounding drug policy. Why do governments persist with prohibition policies, despite their questionable inefficacy? Why are some drugs criminalized, and some not? And why does society care about drug use at all? In a highly polarized debate, in which emotions run high, Pryce attempts to illuminate these questions and guide us through the problems, possibilities and realities of drug policy around the world. John Collins recommends this measured tome to policymakers and those seeking to understand why drugs policies have little effect.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: International History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 13:44
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 00:17

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