Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
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Encyclopedia of Drug Policy

  • Mark A. R. Kleiman - University of California, Los Angeles, USA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • James E. Hawdon - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



© 2011 | 1 008 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon declared drugs "public enemy number one" and waged the War on Drug after tests on returning Vietnam War veterans revealed alarming levels of heroin use. Spanning two volumes of approximately 450 articles in an A-to-Z format, the encyclopedia explores this controversial war through the lens of varied disciplines, and a full spectrum of articles explains topics from Colombian cartels and Mexican kingpins to television reportage; from "just say no" advertising to heroin production; from narco-terrorism to over $500 billion in United States government expenditure. These articles, along with a range of pedagogical elements and availablity in both print and electronic formats combine to comprise an outstanding reference source.

"Highly Recommended"

G. A. Blevins
Governors State University
Choice

"...it is obvious that the approach is broad ranging. But the issues discussed are related and relevant. The articles are descriptive and fact filled providing useful context as well as specific information...Under graduates will find it very helpful in grasping the complexities of the issues involved while scholars and professionals in the field will value the facts and solid background it offers. Academic libraries supporting curriculums as diverse as allied health and public administration will want to give it consideration."

Tom Gilson
College of Charleston
Against the Grain

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