Book Review: Boekhout van Solinge, T. (2004) Dealing with Drugs in Europe. An investigationof European Drug Control Experiences: France, the Netherlands and Sweden.

  • Karen Mills (Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK.)

‘Dealing with Drugs in Europe’ is published under the aegis of Pompe Reeks, a publishing arm within the University of Utrecht. The vision of Pompe Reeks is to publish volumes which address “fundamental rights in a changing world”. This text fits well within that framework having the aim of identifying what is crucial and immutable in the formulation of ‘drug control systems’. Pursuing this, Boekhout van Solinge examines attitudes to drugs, treatment, prevention and control across three European Countries: France, The Netherlands and Sweden, examining differences in approach and attempting to trace the roots of policy within the attitudes and structures of the nation states.

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