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NCJ Number: 149489 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs and Foreign Policy: A Critical Review
Editor(s): R F Perl
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 233
Sponsoring Agency: Westview Press, Inc
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8133-8786-8
Sale Source: Westview Press, Inc
Marketing Director
5500 Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written by specialists from government, academia, and the private sector, these 10 papers debate recent United States foreign policy related to drugs, focusing on the origins of the policy, its implementation, and its prospects for success.
Abstract: Individual papers examine policy trends in the 20th Century, the relationship between United States foreign policy and international drug law enforcement, the relationship between Congress and international drug policy, the role of law enforcement, and the role of the military. Additional papers focus on the role of economic development with respect to policy options for peasants in Peru and Bolivia, antidrug programs on a worldwide and regional basis, drug abuse and drug trafficking in former Communist societies in Eastern Europe and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the limits and consequences of foreign drug control efforts by the United States. The discussions note conflicts between United States international narcotics policy and United States foreign policy and the need for the United States to cooperate with an international antinarcotics coalition of producer, transit, and consumer nations, operating within the context of their perspectives and priorities while trying to achieve competing United States foreign policy goals. Chapter reference notes and author biographies (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign policies; International drug law enforcement
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