The debate on drug use and how to combat it is booming. Timo Bonengel traces the history of drug policy in the USA, which in the 1980s changed from welfare state strategies to a conservative social policy based on deterrence and punishment. The book shows that the "War on Drugs" was also conducted with the help of scientific experts* and yet discriminated against ethnic minorities and poor people. The study thus raises the problem of demands for a science-based and therefore supposedly fair drug policy.
Riskante Substanzen. Der „War on Drugs“ in den USA (1963-1992)
Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York 2020.