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The Resource Drug policy and the decline of American cities, Sam Staley ; with a foreword by Kurt L. Schmoke

Drug policy and the decline of American cities, Sam Staley ; with a foreword by Kurt L. Schmoke

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Drug policy and the decline of American cities
Title
Drug policy and the decline of American cities
Statement of responsibility
Sam Staley ; with a foreword by Kurt L. Schmoke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The drug trade is a growth industry in most major American cities, fueling devastated inner-city economies with revenues in excess of $100 billion. In this timely volume, Sam Staley provides a detailed, in-depth analysis of the consequences of current drug policies, focusing on the relationship between public policy and urban economic development and on how the drug economy has become thoroughly entwined in the urban economy. The black market in illegal drugs undermines essential institutions necessary for promoting long-term economic growth, including respect for civil liberties, private property, and nonviolent conflict resolution. Staley argues that America's cities can be revitalized only through a major restructuring of the urban economy that does not rely on drug trafficking as a primary source of employment and income-the inadvertent outcome of current prohibitionist policy. Thus comprehensive decriminalization of the major drugs (marijuana, cocaine, and heroin) is an important first step toward addressing the economic and social needs of depressed inner cities. Staley demonstrates how decriminalization would refocus public policy on the human dimension of drug abuse and addiction, acknowledge that the cities face severe development problems that promote underground economic activity, and reconstitute drug policy on principles consistent with limited government as embodied in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Designed to cross disciplinary boundaries, Staley's provocative analysis will be essential reading for urban policymakers, sociologists, economists, criminologists, and drug-treatment specialists."--Provided by publisher
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1961-
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Staley, Sam
Dewey number
344.730545
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Drug control
  • Inner cities
  • Urban economics
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug abuse and crime
Label
Drug policy and the decline of American cities, Sam Staley ; with a foreword by Kurt L. Schmoke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published 1992 by Transaction Publishers"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part PART I: INSTITUTIONS, ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND THE MOderN CITY -- chapter 1 Setting the Stage: Central City Decline and the Rise of the Drug Economy -- chapter 2 Law, Order, and Economic Development in the Modern City -- chapter 3 The Changing Values of the Central City -- part PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF THE DRUG ECONOMY -- chapter 4 Drug Use and Abuse in America -- chapter 5 Drug Trafficking as an Understandable Market Response: Urban Youth and the Drug Economy -- chapter 6 The Organization of the Drug Economy -- part PART III: PUBLIC POLICY AND THE DRUG ECONOMY -- chapter 7 The Drug War and the Growth of the Drug Economy -- chapter 8 The Decriminalization Alternative -- part PART IV: CONCLUSION -- chapter 9 Decriminalization, the Drug Economy and the Future of American Cities
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ocn994145585
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351521598
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unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780203792865
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994145585
Label
Drug policy and the decline of American cities, Sam Staley ; with a foreword by Kurt L. Schmoke
Publication
Note
"First published 1992 by Transaction Publishers"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part PART I: INSTITUTIONS, ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND THE MOderN CITY -- chapter 1 Setting the Stage: Central City Decline and the Rise of the Drug Economy -- chapter 2 Law, Order, and Economic Development in the Modern City -- chapter 3 The Changing Values of the Central City -- part PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF THE DRUG ECONOMY -- chapter 4 Drug Use and Abuse in America -- chapter 5 Drug Trafficking as an Understandable Market Response: Urban Youth and the Drug Economy -- chapter 6 The Organization of the Drug Economy -- part PART III: PUBLIC POLICY AND THE DRUG ECONOMY -- chapter 7 The Drug War and the Growth of the Drug Economy -- chapter 8 The Decriminalization Alternative -- part PART IV: CONCLUSION -- chapter 9 Decriminalization, the Drug Economy and the Future of American Cities
Control code
ocn994145585
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351521598
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780203792865
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994145585

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