Between Prohibition and Legalization: The Dutch Experiment in Drug Policy

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Ed Leuw, Ineke Haen Marshall
Kugler Publications, 1994 - 335 pages
In a period of two decades Dutch drug policy has evolved in partial opposition to the internationally dominant ideology of prohibitionism. The "normalizing" home policy, together with the compliance to law enforcement in the international arena, make up a rather complicated and ambivalent Dutch position in drug policy. The Dutch drug policy is fully in line with the international control practices against wholesale drug trafficking. In regards to its social drug policy, however, it has become a rare dissenter within an increasingly unifying and compelling international drug policy context. This book gives an account of the national Dutch drug control strategy.
 

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Contents

Initial construction and development of the official Dutch
23
Enforcing drug laws in the Netherlands
41
Drugs as a public health problem assistance and treatment
59
Dutch prison drug policy towards an intermediate
75
The development of contemporary drug problems
97
Drug tourists and drug refugees
119
Snacks sex and smack the ecology of the drug trade
145
The development of a legal consumers market
169
The drugrelated crime project in the city of Rotterdam
183
Drug prevention in the Netherlands a lowkey approach
205
Legalization decriminalization and the reduction of crime
233
The future of the Dutch model in the context of the
255
An economic view on Dutch drugs policy
283
Is Dutch drug policy an example to the world?
311
About the authors
337
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