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The Resource The legalization of drugs, Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe, (electronic resource)

The legalization of drugs, Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe, (electronic resource)

Label
The legalization of drugs
Title
The legalization of drugs
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the United States today, the use or possession of many drugs is a criminal offense. Can these criminal laws be justified? What are the best reasons to punish or not to punish drug users? These are the fundamental issues debated in this book by two prominent philosophers of law. Douglas Husak argues in favor of drug decriminalization, by clarifying the meaning of crucial terms, such as legalize, decriminalize, and drugs; and by identifying the standards by which alternative drug policies should be assessed. He critically examines the reasons typically offered in favor of our current approach and explains why decriminalization is preferable. Peter de Marneffe argues against drug legalization, demonstrating why drug prohibition, especially the prohibition of heroin, is necessary to protect young people from self-destructive drug use. If the empirical assumptions of this argument are sound, he reasons, drug prohibition is perfectly compatible with our rights to liberty.--
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UkCbUP
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Husak, Douglas N.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
De Marneffe, Peter
Series statement
  • For and against
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Drug legalization
  • Drugs of abuse
Label
The legalization of drugs, Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511614842
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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
The meaning of drug decriminalization -- How should we evaluate alternative drug policies? -- Reasons to criminalize drug use -- Reasons to decriminalize -- Drug legalization : production and sale -- An argument for drug prohibition -- Drug prohibition and liberalism -- Alcohol and other drugs -- Epistemic concerns
Control code
CR9780511614842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 204 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
9780521546867
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)817928095
Label
The legalization of drugs, Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511614842
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
The meaning of drug decriminalization -- How should we evaluate alternative drug policies? -- Reasons to criminalize drug use -- Reasons to decriminalize -- Drug legalization : production and sale -- An argument for drug prohibition -- Drug prohibition and liberalism -- Alcohol and other drugs -- Epistemic concerns
Control code
CR9780511614842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 204 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
9780521546867
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)817928095

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