By Toby Seddon
'A background of gear' info the heritage of the connection among medicinal drugs and freedom over the past two hundred years; therefore demanding and unravelling the 'naturalness' of the 'drug question', because it strains the a number of and heterogeneous traces of improvement out of which it's been assembled. advent : medications, freedom and liberalism -- A conceptual map : freedom, the "will" and dependancy -- Opium, law and classical liberalism : the drugstore act 1868 -- medicines, prohibition and welfarism : the damaging medicinal drugs act 1920 -- medicines, possibility and neo-liberalism : the medicine act 2005 -- medicinal drugs as a legislation and governance challenge -- Conclusions : medications and freedom within the liberal age
Read or Download A history of drugs : drugs and freedom in the liberal age PDF
Similar criminology books
Captive pictures examines the law’s therapy of photographic facts and makes use of it to enquire the connection among legislations, photo and fable. dependent round the scholarly exam of a financial institution theft, during which a surveillance digital camera captures the theft in growth, Katherine Biber attracts upon severe writing from psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, artwork, legislation, literature and feminism to 'read' this crime, its texts and its photographs.
This sociological advent presents a much-needed textbook for an more and more well known sector of research. Written through a group of authors with a huge diversity of educating and person services, it covers virtually each module provided in united kingdom criminological classes and should be worthwhile to scholars of criminology all over the world.
The 5th variation of this top “essentials” textbook on corrections has been totally revised and up-to-date to incorporate new overseas comparative info, and a clean bankruptcy on criminal inmates with certain wishes. Unrivalled in scope, it deals undergraduates a concise yet complete creation to the topic.
The final 20 years have obvious super progress in organic study on psychopathy, a psychological ailment distinctive by way of features together with an absence of empathy or emotional reaction, egocentricity, impulsivity, and stimulation looking. yet how does a psychopath’s mind paintings? What makes a psychopath? Psychopathy offers a concise, non-technical assessment of the study within the parts of genetics, hormones, mind imaging, neuropsychology, environmental impacts, and extra, targeting explaining what we presently learn about the organic foundations for this illness and supplying insights into prediction, intervention, and prevention.
- Human Trafficking, Human Misery: The Global Trade in Human Beings
- Examining Intelligence-Led Policing: Developments in Research, Policy and Practice
- Education in Prison: Studying Through Distance Learning
- Executed Women of 20th and 21st Centuries
- Undercover work : a complete handbook
Extra resources for A history of drugs : drugs and freedom in the liberal age
Using the governmentality lens, he suggests that a focus on understanding ‘practices of freedom’, that is the practical character of the idea of freedom, casts a rather different light on the concept 20 A History of Drugs compared with more philosophical or ideological perspectives. Rather than freedom being the opposite of regulation and governance, in the sense that government places restrictions on our ‘natural’ state of being free, Rose argues that freedom is actually part of the means through which government is achieved.
In what has become a well-worn phrase, Bauman (1988: 93) has referred to the idea of ‘ﬂawed consumers’ becoming the new ‘outsiders’ or ‘excluded’ within latemodern societies. 3 summarizes these ‘master’ changes in conceptions of ‘addiction’ since its invention in the late eighteenth century. 3 ‘Master’ changes in conceptions of ‘addiction’ in liberal government Phase One: Classical liberalism Phase Two: Welfare liberalism Phase Three: Neo-liberalism 1. Nature of ‘addiction’ Addiction as a disease of the will Addiction as a source of risk 2.
This was part of a much wider ‘statistical revolution’ in the early nineteenth century. Ian Hacking’s marvellous book The Taming of Chance charts in detail the intertwining of actuarial expertise, insurance and concerns about population health, which accompanied the ‘avalanche of printed numbers’ during this period (Hacking, 1990). g. Christison, 1854) as well as medical ones. Problematizing opium II: public health This rise of public health during the nineteenth century is another important strand of the genealogy, representing perhaps the principal dimension of the problematization of opium.