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Drug Control in the 21St Century – from Private Passion to Systemic Confusion

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Axel Klein

Centre for Health Service Studies, University of Kent, GB
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Lecturer in the Study of Addictive Behaviour.
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Abstract

International drug control has chalked up an impressive record of policy failure, yet it continues to intensify its provisions and expand its remit. This idiosyncrasy is best understood by regarding drug control as a system with separate, but linked elements dedicated to maintaining itself. Inherent to the system is an ideology which is derived from and supported by ‘scientific truths’. The survival of the regime depends on the active support of professional groups that benefit from the regime and are its chief proponents.

How to Cite: Klein, A., 2010. Drug Control in the 21St Century – from Private Passion to Systemic Confusion. Amsterdam Law Forum, 2(4), pp.47–58. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.147
Published on 26 Oct 2010.

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