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Drug Politics Dirty Money and Democracies by David C. Jordan

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Drug addiction & substance abuse,
  • Ethical issues & debates,
  • Organized crime,
  • Drug Abuse,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Political Corruption,
  • General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Drug traffic,
  • Criminology,
  • Money laundering

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7939833M
ISBN 100806131748
ISBN 109780806131740

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  Too often, treatment and prevention get the short end of the stick in Congress, and this book explains why. Drug War Politics makes a compelling case for bringing public health principles to bear on the drug epidemic, and is essential reading for serious students of the drug issue."—Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. Smoke and Mirrors The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure By Dan Baum. Chapter One: A Question of Discrimination. A Practical Matter: This book explores the increasingly broad terrain of drugs in American society with an emphasis on politics. It begins with the War on Drugs initiated by President Richard Nixon in the early s and extends to the current day with the vast power of the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma), expansion of global criminal syndicates, militarization of the drug war, and struggles between states. Drugs and politics. [Peggy Santamaria] -- Explores the positive and negative effects politics can have on a nation's drug policy. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Santamaria. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: