LPS 133 - Global Justice/Social Movement

This course examines the social, legal, and political dimensions of drugs, drug use, and drug regulation, focusing on the United States in a global and comparative perspective. A full range of drugs, both legal and illegal, will be discussed. Topics include: the historical development of drug policy in the United States, including the War on Drugs; the production, distribution, and consumption of different types of drugs; drug addiction; therapeutics and recovery; the cultural construction of drugs and drug user identities; attempts to regulate drugs and drug users and their place in the context of state-making; the impact of drug regulations on the legal system, particularly criminal justice; and alternatives to contemporary drug policy and politics.
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Fall 2019, Fall 2018
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