Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health
- The course aimed at discussing the problem of drug use and the regimes by which it is regulated worldwide.
- Understands the differences between the approaches to drug regulation
- Knows the regional specificities of drug policies
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision making process.
- The international drug control framework: the history of international treaties, main concepts and drawbacks
- Drug use problem: framing as criminal justice, social or health services problem?
- Existing health policies: different approaches and models.
- Prohibition-based policy, its impact and alternatives
- The issue of human rights in implementation of drug policies
- Drug policy reform
- Online Course AssignmentsThe progress measured by the quizzes and assignments of the online course
- Seminars In-Class ParticipationContribution to discussions at the seminars
- EssayAn essay on the topic proposed by the lecturer or a student (and approved by the teacher);
- Final ExamThe final exam is conducted in a written form
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Final Exam + 0.25 * Online Course Assignments + 0.25 * Seminars In-Class Participation
- UNGASS 2016: Insights from Europe on the development of global cannabis policy and the need for reform of the global drug policy regime. (2015). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.12.017
- Granfield, R., & Cloud, W. (2001). Social Context and “Natural Recovery”: The Role of Social Capital in the Resolution of Drug-Associated Problems. Substance Use & Misuse, 36(11), 1543–1570. https://doi.org/10.1081/JA-100106963
- Pacula, R. L., & Sevigny, E. L. (2014). Marijuana liberalization policies: why we can’t learn much from policy still in motion. Journal Of Policy Analysis And Management: [The Journal Of The Association For Public Policy Analysis And Management], 33(1), 212–221. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=24358530
- Snyder, R., & Duran-Martinez, A. (2009). Does illegality breed violence? Drug trafficking and state-sponsored protection rackets. Crime, Law & Social Change, 52(3), 253–273. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-009-9195-z