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Zoekopdracht: faculteit: "FdR" en publicatiejaar: "2007"

AuteursJ. Fountain, D.J. Korf
TitelDrugs in society: European perspectives
Pagina'sxvii, 136
FaculteitFaculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Instituut/afd.FdR: Bonger Instituut
SamenvattingThis unique overview of the variation in the ways recreational and other drugs are used across Europe includes critical reflections on current drug policy. Contributions from a wide range of professionals and academics in different countries offer a truly international perspective on the European situation.

‘Provocative. Stimulating. Reflect[s] the diverse and eclectic nature of drug use in Europe and, in doing so, makes for a rich reading experience. This book is about drug use as a dynamic social behaviour where understanding meaning and motivations, and culture and context, are as important as understanding the actions of chemicals on the brain or body. It clearly illustrates the value of social research as a powerful tool for illuminating subjects that are too often overlooked in the discourse on the drug problem, but also reminds us why such a detailed vision is important. If you are feeling jaded and uninspired, and have forgotten why this topic ever interested you in the first place; if you simply want to read something provocative and different that reminds you of why the use of drugs is not only an important policy issue but also a fascinating area for social research - this book is for you – and these seem to me pretty good reasons for recommending a text.’
Paul Griffiths, in the Foreword


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