The course will introduce students to a number of complex issues that relate to the management of global drug control, addressing the primary societal impacts of illicit markets and organised crime, and the current global framework for countering them.
Also analyses responses to organised crime in ‘weak’ and conflict-afflicted states to understand which policies have proved most effective in reducing the corrosive effects of illicit markets on populations, and review innovative public health and sustainable development-oriented approaches which provide effective strategies to manage drug use and dependence, including interaction with broader global security and governance issues.
While this course will include reference to South Africa and Africa more broadly, it will also critically evaluate the move towards the legal regulation of cannabis and the potential for other substances in Latin America, the US and Canada, including their impact on organised crime.
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