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The Resource Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic resource)

Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic resource)

Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places
Title
Drug war heresies
Title remainder
learning from other vices, times, and places
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the first multidisciplinary and nonpartisan analysis of how the United States should decide on the legal status of cocaine, heroin and marijuana. It draws on data about the experiences of Western European nations with less punitive drug policies as well as new analyses of America's experience with legal cocaine and heroin a century ago, and of America's efforts to regulate gambling, prostitution, alcohol and cigarettes. It offers projections on the likely consequences of a number of different legalization regimes and shows that the choice about how to regulate drugs involves complicated tradeoffs among goals and conflict among social groups. The book presents a sophisticated discussion of how society should deal with the uncertainty about the consequences of legal change. Finally, it explains, in terms of individual attitudes toward risk, why it is so difficult to accomplish substantial reform of drug policy in America.--
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MacCoun, Robert J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1944-
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Reuter, Peter
Series statement
  • RAND studies in policy analysis
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Drug legalization
  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511754272
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • How does prohibition affect drug use
  • 6.
  • How does prohibition affect drug harms
  • 7.
  • Other vices : prostitution and gambling
  • 8.
  • Other substances : alcohol and cigarettes
  • 9.
  • U.S. experience with legal cocaine and heroin
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Learning from European experiences
  • 11.
  • Cannabis policies in The Netherlands
  • 12.
  • Harm reduction in Europe
  • 13.
  • Summary of the evidence and a framework for assessment
  • 14.
  • Projecting the consequences of alternative regimes
  • Preface and overview
  • 15.
  • Obstacles to moving beyond the drug war
  • 2.
  • Drug prohibition : American style
  • 3.
  • The debate
  • 4.
  • Philosophical underpinnings
Control code
CR9780511754272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 479 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511754272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56115915
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511754272
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • How does prohibition affect drug use
  • 6.
  • How does prohibition affect drug harms
  • 7.
  • Other vices : prostitution and gambling
  • 8.
  • Other substances : alcohol and cigarettes
  • 9.
  • U.S. experience with legal cocaine and heroin
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Learning from European experiences
  • 11.
  • Cannabis policies in The Netherlands
  • 12.
  • Harm reduction in Europe
  • 13.
  • Summary of the evidence and a framework for assessment
  • 14.
  • Projecting the consequences of alternative regimes
  • Preface and overview
  • 15.
  • Obstacles to moving beyond the drug war
  • 2.
  • Drug prohibition : American style
  • 3.
  • The debate
  • 4.
  • Philosophical underpinnings
Control code
CR9780511754272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 479 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511754272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56115915

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