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"An ever closer union ..." – towards the "soft" convergence of European drug policies
Department of Politics, University of York, York, UK. (Environmental Sociology)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3477-6811
2012 (English)In: Drugs and alcohol today, ISSN 1745-9265, E-ISSN 2042-8359, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 12-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: A response to Chatwin’s article (2010), which argues that European harmonisation of illicit drug policies remains far from realisation, this paper seeks to recommend developing a more specific conceptualisation of European integration in the area of illicit drugs and argues that harmonisation was not a realistic aim of the European Union (EU).

Design/methodology/approach: This is a review paper which seeks to advocate the application of a more rigid analytical framework in drug policy analysis that takes into account the ‘‘soft’’ methods of governance used by the EU. The paper also uses secondary data sources to emphasise the argument.

Findings: Domestic convergence has been observed across a number of policy areas.

Research limitations/implications: The nature and level of convergence remains contested and more data are needed to clarify any trends. Future research would be necessary to demonstrate that convergence occurs as a result of EU action rather than other factors.

Originality/value: There remains little in the way of research on the processes of European integration and their specific impact on drug policy at the European and domestic level. This paper will be of value to scholars in the field of European integration who are seeking to expand their research into a new policy sector, as well as researchers in the drug field who are looking for a more formal analytical framework.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012. Vol. 12, no 1, p. 12-19
Keywords [en]
Policy convergence, Harmonisation, Subsidiarity, Drug policy, Drugs, European integration, European Union
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-82381DOI: 10.1108/17459261211211656Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84861349730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-82381DiVA, id: diva2:1434785
Available from: 2020-06-03 Created: 2020-06-03 Last updated: 2020-06-05Bibliographically approved

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