The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume III

The Private and Social Costs of the Abuse of Illicit Drugs and Their Remedies

Authors: Joshua, John

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    • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to addictive behaviours, their costs and remedies
    • Analyses the impact of Government legislation and taxes on consumption
    • Reconciles the conflict between behavioural and neoclassical economics
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This title offers an in-depth analysis of the causes, consequences and treatments of illicit drug abuse. The author examines the effects of existing drug policies and proposes drug use legalisation within a regulated market as a viable alternative. Joshua assesses the factors that make individuals vulnerable to drug abuse and the pathways they may follow. As well as exploring the physical and psychological effects on the individual, Joshua examines the social and economic consequences for society. He highlights the pitfalls of a purely legal approach to drug abuse, which is primarily a health matter, and questions whether special drugs courts could be used as an alternative to the present criminal justice system. This book adds to the debate on whether most drugs could be sold in a regulated market in the same way as other drugs are, such as alcohol or nicotine.

This is the third title in a four volume series ‘The Economics of Addictive Behaviours’, consisting of three additional volumes on smoking, alcohol abuse and overeating.

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John Joshua taught Economics to undergraduates and postgraduates in Melbourne, Australia, and China for many years. He holds PhDs in Sociology, Education and Economics, and his research interests are in the economic, educational, and psycho-social transformation of developing economies.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume III
Book Subtitle
The Private and Social Costs of the Abuse of Illicit Drugs and Their Remedies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59138-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59138-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59137-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86555-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 135
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