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This book looks at drug use and abuse around the world, from the Caribbean and West Africa to Europe and the USA. Axel Klein shows the positive effect drugs have had in history, as well as the negative.
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Drugs and the World

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Overview

This book looks at drug use and abuse around the world, from the Caribbean and West Africa to Europe and the USA. Axel Klein shows the positive effect drugs have had in history, as well as the negative.
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Editorial Reviews

Times Higher Education
“Awelcome addition to the growing literature on the use and misuse of psychoactive substances and the policies and interventions that make up the global war against drugs. . . Written in a clear and accessible style, the book challenges many of the misconceptions and stereotypes in our everyday thinking about the drugs problem and what is to be done about it . . . this book is a highly informative and valuable resource for all those interested in the use and control of drugs around the world today.”—Times Higher Education
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861896230
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Series: non-series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Axel Klein is lecturer in the study of addictive behavior at the Institute for Psychiatry at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Kent.
 

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Taking Leave of Our Senses: Drug Use and Drug-taking in the 21st Century 15

2 The Pathology of Drug Use 39

3 Possible Benefits of Drug Use 74

4 How Drugs Have Shaped History in the Modern Era 86

5 Redefining the Issue: Symptom of Decadence or Development Problem? 112

6 International Drug Control: System and Structure 121

7 How Drugs Became a Development Issue 132

8 Drugs and Development Along the Silk Route 152

9 Positives and Negatives of the Drugs Economy 169

10 The Khat Economy 177

11 Drugs and the Management of Pleasure 183

References 197

Select Bibliography 209

Index 217

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