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Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State : Ongoing Regulation, Resistance and Change (Hardcover)

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Though any psychoactive substance can be revered or reviled as a drug, as people’s cultural norms shift, ultimately its status is determined in law by the state. This publication explores the regulation of drugs – alcohol and cannabis to ****** and ****** – and practices such as social drinking and public injecting under political regimes. Drugs are discussed in their geographical contexts: the colonial legacy of cannabis prohibition for bioprospecting in Africa; the veracity of the persistent notion of the narco-state; Turkey’s governance of drinking amid civil unrest; and alcohol’s place in the neoliberal political economy of Ireland. In addition, drug policies are examined: from problems in managing drug-related litter in the UK to supervised injecting facility provision in Australia; harm reduction in Canada; and the global network of drug policy activists. Place is significant, but porous borders, territorial overlaps and multi-scalar linkages are influential in remaking the world through current challenges to the ‘war on drugs’. This book was originally published as a special issue of Space & Polity.

Number of Pages: 152.0
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2017
TCIN: 52771617
UPC: 9781138700451
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-5881

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