Anti-Drugs Policies of the European Union

Transnational Decision-Making and the Politics of Expertise

  • Martin Elvins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Martin Elvins
      Pages 1-5
  3. State Sovereignty, Drug Trafficking and Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Martin Elvins
      Pages 51-63
  4. The Convergence of European Drug Enforcement Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Martin Elvins
      Pages 67-81
    3. Martin Elvins
      Pages 151-167
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-227

About this book


Martin Elvins' book is the first to trace the evolution of anti-drugs policies at European Union level from the late 1960s to the present. Phases of drug policy development, key policy actors and institutions are described with particular reference to the influence of transnational networks of expertise. Policy development is placed in the context of both European integration and a broad harmonization of international policies against drug trafficking. Concerns are also raised about secretive and anti-democratic features on intergovernmental EU decision-making.


decision-making drug policy drugs Europe European Integration European Union European Union (EU) evolution Governance Institution Integration Nation Policy politics Transnational

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Elvins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of DundeeUK

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