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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). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > Africa at LSE
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75334

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