Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Political Economy of Narcotics” as Want to Read:
The Political Economy of Narcotics
by Julia Buxton
This scholarly examination of the worldwide web of narcotics today provides students, social workers, health providers, law enforcement officers and policy makers with an up-to-date, overall exploration of the world of drugs. Vast resources are pumped into the 'war on drugs'. But in practice, prohibition has failed. Narcotics use continues to rise, while technology and glo ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Zed Books
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Another book for my research, and again, interesting and frightening. In a tone that clearly conveys she is not so pleased with the US (and, unfortunately, for good reason), Buxton presents a sweeping historical view of drug controls, and relates how the US came to dominate the international drug control system by tying its diplomatic and drug control goals together (when convenient, anyway), and strongly urging--if not bullying--other nations into accepting its strategy of prohibition (which is ...more