Drugs and European governance

Mclauglin, Eugene and Murji, Karim (2001). Drugs and European governance. In: Guiberneau, Montserrat ed. Governing European Diversity. Governing Europe series. London: Sage, pp. 229–258.

URL: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book210533


In Chapter 8, "Drugs and European governance", Eugene McLaughlin and Karim Murji map the emergence and development of a pan-European governmental project to regulate and co-ordinate the suppression of drug trafficking. The chapter also considers the role of the spread in the use and acceptance of illicit drugs, particularly among young people, as a source of discord within the EU, suggesting that moves toward state and supranational regulation have been accompanied by a significant de-regulation at the individual and personal level.

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