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With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

Chapter 31: The Relevance of Western Research to Developing Countries: Narrowing the North-South Divide in Drug Policy and Practice

The Relevance of Western Research to Developing Countries: Narrowing the North-South Divide in Drug Policy and Practice
The relevance of Western research to developing countries: narrowing the North-South divide in drug policy and practice
Isidore Silas Obot
Introduction

Globalization has been a feature of human existence for a very long time. Our forebears had for centuries sought to reach out to people in far flung places for reasons of trade, exploitation of raw materials and cultural exchange. What has changed in recent years is the speed at which this need for socio-economic integration and exchange of ideas and world views has accelerated. There are clear signs of rapid growth across the world in some aspects of modern globalization, namely trade, capital and investment, movement of people and ...

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