|Titre :||Drug policy in the Americas - A new set of Latin American policy proposals (2012)|
|Auteurs :||P. METAAL|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drugs and Alcohol Today (Vol.12, n°3, 2012)|
|Article en page(s) :||141-145|
|Discipline :||LOI (Loi et son application / Law enforcement)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEPOLITIQUE ; CONTROLE DES STUPEFIANTS
Thésaurus GéographiqueAMERIQUE DU SUD ; AMERIQUE CENTRALE ; MEXIQUE
Purpose - This article aims to give some background information about the debate around drug policies in Latin America and to provide a view on a possible future direction of the developing debate.
Design/methodology/approach - Recently increasing signs coming from the highest political level indicate that current strategies are perceived as failed, and incentives for a debate on alternatives to prohibition should be discussed. The article reflects on the origin and conditions in which this debate is taking place, and the ideas, options and projection into the political institutions that are designed for that purpose. The article describes the process using existing and new materials and insights produced by scholars and participants in the Latin American drug policy debate.
Findings - The article finds that the impetus given to the drug policy reform debate has now reached a level, that it can no longer be avoided to talk openly at the highest political level, about alternatives to current drug policy strategies, based mainly on prohibition.
Originality/value - The article connects recent drug policy debates into a historical perspective, and helps to underscore the need for these reforms, as a solution for the problems faced by Latin American countries, such as increased levels of violence related to the drugs market.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||6|
|Affiliation :||Transnational Institute (TNI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands|