United States and International Drug Control, 1909-1997
The United States and International Drug Control, 1909-1997 charts the US quest to internationalize the doctrine of drug prohibition. The study reveals the origins, motivation and methodologies as well as the recurring contradictions and inconsistencies present within the US overseas fight against the production, manufacture, trafficking and use of certain psychoactive substances. Drawing on extensive historical materials, David Bewley-Taylor uses the international career of America's first Drug Czar, Harry J. Anslinger, to explore how the US successfully exploited hegemonic superiority in 1945 to influence the philosophy of the multilateral drug control system operated by the United Nations.More than a purely historical study, the book employs an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the development, perpetuation and consequences of a US driven multilateral drug control system. Examining the contemporary UN drug control framework, the author argues that international legislation is largely ineffective.This provocative book is the first study to provide a picture of US involvement in drug control from its inception to the present day. Its wide-ranging scope makes it of interest not only to scholars of diplomatic history, US foreign Policy and international relations, but also to anyone concerned by the universal growth of the illicit drug problem.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abuse according action activities addiction adopted American Anslinger Anslinger's appeared approach attempts authorities became become believed British cannabis central China claimed coca Commission commissioner communist concerning conference consequently continued control system countries created deal delegation Department Despite discussed domestic dominant economic effective efforts ensured evidence example existence fact follow force foreign policy framework global Harry illegal illicit important increase influence interest international control international drug control involvement issue Lande Latin League legislation Letter limited major March military moral move narcotic control Narcotic Drugs noted Office operation opium organization played political position Press pressure problem production prohibition proposal protocol ratification regarding regime region relations remained Report representative response result role seen session Single Convention stance strategy success tion trade trafficking treaties UN's United Nations University Washington York