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Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
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Encyclopedia of Drug Policy

Two Volume Set
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January 2011 | 1 008 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Spanning two volumes of approximately 450 entries in an A-to-Z format, this encyclopedia explores the controversial drug war through the lens of varied disciplines. A full spectrum of articles explains topics from Colombian cartels and Mexican kingpins to television reportage; from "just say no" advertising to heroin production; and from narco-terrorism to more than $500 billion in U.S. government expenditures.

Key Themes
- Cases
- Conferences and Conventions
- Countries (Affecting U.S. Drug Policy)
- Drug Trade and Trafficking
- Laws and Policies
- Organizations and Agencies
- People
-Presidential Administrations
- Treatment and Addiction
- Types of Drugs

"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
Key features
  • Spanning two volumes in an A-to-Z format, approximately 450 signed articles thoroughly explore a full range of topics, with objective perspective provided by academics and experts in their fields.
  • This controversial war is explored through the lens of varied disciplines, e.g., history, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, and U.S. law and international policy.
  • Pedagogical elements in the front matter and back matter include a Chronology of major events, a Glossary of relevant terms, a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and web sites, and a Primary Documents Appendix.
  • Although organized in A-to-Z format, a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries by broad topic areas; this, along with Cross-references at the ends of entries, a detailed Index, and robust Search and Browse Features in the electronic version, makes it easy for students to search for specific and related topics.
  • Availability in both print and electronic formats enhances accessibility for today's student.

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