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The return of the dangerous classes : drug prohibition and policy politics

Author: Diana R Gordon
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Clinton administration has launched some new programs, talked about others to deal with this country's urgent social problems from poverty to crime to the environment. Meanwhile, the "war on drugs" is being fought with old weapons. Harsh punishments continue to be handed out at great economic and social cost, but fail to control the most dangerous forms of illicit drug use. Diana R. Gordon examines up close some  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana R Gordon
ISBN: 0393036421 9780393036428
OCLC Number: 29429767
Description: xi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Drug Prohibition: More and Less Than Meets the Eye --
2. Getting Tough on Illicit Drugs --
3. The Kingpin Must Die --
4. The 650 Club --
5. Just Saying No in Alaska --
6. The Taxpayers' Revolt Meets the War on Drugs --
7. Loitering in Livable Seattle --
8. Drug Prohibition on Demand? --
9. Beyond Drug Abuse: Three Other Agenda Items --
10. Controlling the Dangerous Classes --
11. The Ambiguous Significance of Race --
12. Drug Prohibition as a Political Resource --
13. Drug Prohibition as a Material Resource --
14. Drugspeak --
15. On the European Front --
16. Toward a Kinder, Gentler Social Policy?
Responsibility: Diana R. Gordon.

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This text describes how America is now paying the price for continuing with outdated efforts at eradicating the problem of illicit drugs. Such efforts have failed to provide a solution, leading  Read more...

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