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Drug Policies and Development

Conflict and Coexistence
Les politiques anti-drogues et le développement. Entre conflit et coexistence
Políticas de drogas y desarrollo: conflicto y coexistencia
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ISBN 978-2-940600-16-8

This thematic issue of International Development Policy explores the relationship between international drug policy and development goals, both current and within a historical perspective. Contributions address the drugs and development nexus from a range of critical viewpoints, highlighting gaps and contradictions, as well as exploring strategies and opportunities for enhanced linkages between drug control and development programming. Criminalisation and coercive law enforcement-based responses in international and national level drug control are shown to undermine peace, security and development objectives.

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Guest Editors

Julia Buxton is the British Academy Global Professor in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK and a Senior Research Associate at the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO), Swansea University, UK.

Mary Chinery-Hesse is the first woman Chancellor of the University of Ghana and a member of the West Africa Commission on Drugs. She was the first African woman UNDP Resident Representative, the first woman Deputy Director-General of the ILO, and Chief Advisor to the President of the Republic of Ghana.

Khalid Tinasti is the Executive Secretary of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. He focuses on public policies, democracy, elections, and international drug control.

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