International Handbook on Drug Control

International Handbook on Drug Control

by Scott Macdonald, Bruce Zagaris


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This international handbook is the first to analyze the status of drug control efforts around the world in so comprehensive a manner with up-to-date information. A series of experts provide a systematic overview of this major world problem in the 1980s and the 1990s, point to 10 major trends in current developments and to 3 probable shocks in the immediate future, and assess targets and networks for combatting the drug trade in the next decade. This handbook is a convenient reference for academicians, professionals, policymakers, and all who are concerned with this scourge on modern-day society.

This valuable survey of the major consumers and suppliers of drugs and of national and international responses and enforcement measures opens with an introduction that gives an overview of efforts to control the international drug problem. Money laundering and asset forfeiture problems and policies are described in some detail. Country and regional studies follow with analyses about the history and structure of the industry/trade, governmental and societal responses, international controls and networks. The work of the United Nations and regional organizations is summarized as well. Appendixes offer comparative data about drug consumption, production, and trade and about international legislature's legal efforts to control the drug trade. Bibliographies at the ends of chapters and an essay at the end of the book offer suggestions for further research. A full index makes the reference an accessible one for researchers with different needs and perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313273759
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/21/1992
Pages: 463
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

SCOTT B. MACDONALD is International Economic Adviser in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Government. He is the author of Dancing on a Volcano: The Latin American Drug Trade (Praeger, 1988) and Latin American Debt in the 1990s: Lessons from the Past and Forecasts for the Future (Praeger, 1991).

BRUCE ZAGARIS, partner with the firm of Cameron & Hornbostel, Washington, D.C., has served as a consultant to the U.S. Government, the United Nations, and several other governments on administration of justice and narcotics control matters. He serves as an adjunct professor to the Fordham University School of Law and has written at length on international and comparative law matters.

Table of Contents


Introduction and Problems of International Control

Introduction: Controlling the International Drug Problem by Scott B. MacDonald and Bruce Zagaris

Money Laundering: An International Control Problem by Bruce Zagaris

The Emerging Regime of Asset Forfeiture by Elizabeth Kingma

Country and Regional Studies: The Americas

The United States by Raphael Francis Perl

Canada by David L. Crum

Bolivia by Eduardo Gamarra

Brazil by Luiza de Matos

Caribbean Offshore Financial Centers: The Bahamas, the British Dependencies, and the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba by Scott B. MacDonald and Bruce Zagaris

Colombia by Scott B. MacDonald

Mexico by Bruce Zagaris and Scott B. MacDonald

Panama by Laura Vásquez and Barbara Jahansoozi

Peru by Laura Vásquez

The Southern Cone by Scott B. MacDonald

Country and Regional Studies: Europe

Western Europe and the European Community by Bruce Zagaris

The Netherlands by Govert Frank Van de Wijngaart and Sarah Barber

Sweden by Sarah Barber

The United Kingdom by Loren Cain

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics by Rensselaer W. Lee III

Country and Regional Studies: Asia and the Middle East

Afghanistan by Scott B. MacDonald

The Islamic Republic of Iran by Scott B. MacDonald and Barbara Jahansoozi

Pakistan by Sue Hardesty

Turkey and India by Carolyn West

The Golden Triangle: Burma, Laos and Thailand by Debra Liang

Singapore by Scott B. MacDonald

International Organizations and Drug Control Policy

The Organization of American States by Michael Dziedzic

United Nations' Activities in International Drug Control by Robin Rolley

Appendix: Tables

Bibliographic Essay



Bibliographical Essay


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