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Calls for a radical change in West Africa’s drug policy

Jesperson, Sasha (2014) Calls for a radical change in West Africa’s drug policy. Africa at LSE (24 Jun 2014). Website.

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A new report by the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) has called for a radical rethink on how West African governments tackle the war on drugs. The report, entitled Not Just in Transit: Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa, urges the decriminalisation of low-level and non-violent drug offences, choosing to view these offences as a public health issue. LSE’s Sasha Jesperson conducts research on organised crime on the security-development nexus and in this post, she outlines some of the factors at play in the drugs trade in West Africa.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:35

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