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The problem of drugs and the perfection of prohibition
Author/s: Massimiliano Verga 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 61-74 FullText PDF:  222 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SD2016-003004
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The onset of the so-called Prohibition is conventionally dated back to 1914, following the approval of the Harrison Act in the United States. After more than a century, Prohibition presents itself as an extraordinarily consolidated ethical and normative model, despite its uncountable failures in countering consumption, production, and trafficking of illegal substances. With this y contribution the author argues that the reasons that gave rise to Prohibition do not match with its real aims, and its apparent inefficacy is precisely the basis of its worldwide diffusion and social acceptance.
Keywords: Drug - Prohibition - Scapegoat - Conflict - Efficacy

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Massimiliano Verga, The problem of drugs and the perfection of prohibition in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 3/2016, pp. 61-74, DOI:10.3280/SD2016-003004


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