Drug Policy and Health
- The course aimed at discussing the problem of drug use and the regimes by which it is regulated worldwide.
- Able to analyses the consequences of various law enforcement strategies
- Able to identify the implications of various policy choices
- Knows the international regulations of drug related policies
- 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.
- Understands the differences between the approaches to drug regulation
- Works with information: find, define and use the information from different sources which required for solving of research and professional problems (including the system approach)
- International drug control framework and its historical roots
- Drug use and abuse worldwide
- Prohibition-based policies: its effectiveness and consequences
- Approaches to drug regulations: prevention, harm reduction, and treatment
- Cases for drug policies and reforms
- Measuring the effectiveness of different drug policy reforms
- Weekly quizzes based on selected MOOCs lectures and seminars' literatureThe progress measured by the weekly quizzes and assignments based on the selected MOOCs lectures
- Seminars In-Class ParticipationContribution to discussions at the seminars
- Response Papers
- Final ExamThe final exam is conducted in a written form
- 2021/2022 4th module0.25 * Final Exam + 0.27 * Response Papers + 0.28 * Seminars In-Class Participation + 0.2 * Weekly quizzes based on selected MOOCs lectures and seminars' literature
- Babor, T. (2010). Drug Policy and the Public Good. OUP Oxford.
- Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, & Annette E. Fleckenstein. (2022). Drugs & Society: Vol. Fourteenth edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
- MacCoun, R. J., & Reuter, P. (2001). Drug War Heresies : Learning From Other Vices, Times, and Places. Cambridge University Press.
- Mark A. R. Kleiman. (2009). When Brute Force Fails : How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment. Princeton University Press.
- Erickson, P. G., Riley, D. M., Cheung, Y., & O’Hare, P. A. (1997). Harm Reduction : A New Direction for Drug Policies and Programs. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division.
- Fifa Rahman, & Nick Crofts. (2013). Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia. Lexington Books.