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NCJ Number: 169039 Find in a Library
Title: Global Habit: The Drug Problem in a Borderless World
Author(s): P B Stares
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 179
Sponsoring Agency: Brookings Institution
Washington, DC 20036
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8157-8140-7
Sale Source: Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that countries around the world are experiencing the same kinds of drug-related problems encountered in the United States; in other words, the drug problem is a global phenomenon in a borderless world.
Abstract: Complex forces propelling and shaping the global market for drugs are explored, with emphasis on emerging trends and on globalization and the drug trade. The rise of the global drug market is traced from the origins of prohibition in 1900 to regeneration and consolidation in the 1946-1961 period, margin to mainstream between 1962 and 1973, global expansion between 1974 and 1988, and emerging drug markets in the 1989-1995 period. Market dynamics and the challenge of drug control are discussed. Consideration is paid to incentives, opportunities, and resources and to both negative and positive controls. The future of the global drug market is assessed, and priorities, principles, and programs designed to respond to the drug problem are reviewed. Notes and tables
Main Term(s): Drug business
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug smuggling; International drug law enforcement; US/foreign comparisons
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