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Book launch - 'The Politics of Drugs: Perceptions, Power and Politics'

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START DATE 29 November 2017
START TIME 05:30pm
LOCATION

C207 and 2nd Floor Mezzanine, College Building
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
Hendon
London
NW4 4BT

END DATE 29 November 2017
END TIME 08:00pm

The Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC) would like to invite you to the launch of Emeritus Professor Susanne MacGregor’s latest book, The Politics of Drugs: Perceptions, Power and Policies. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, it explores the complexities of drugs policy in Britain since the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971.

Professor MacGregor discusses arguments around drug policy reform, in particular the role of politicians, the media and advocacy organizations. Her work aims to encourage a more open and intelligent conversation on drugs policy, and questions whether the institutional architecture in place is fit for purpose given the great increase of substances available and the underlying variety of conditions and interests currently competing for attention and resources.

The Politics of Drugs is a must read for all scholars of politics, medicine and social science who are interested in the current debate raging around British drug policy.

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