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  1. Evaluation of Dutch Drug Policy

    • Margriet Van Laar, Marianne van Ooyen-Houben
    31 May 2009

    The main purpose of this evaluation was to determine to what extent the principal goal of Dutch drug policy has been achieved, as stated in the 1995 Policy Document on Drugs (Drugsnota). This asserts the primacy of protecting public health, and thus gives priority to drugs prevention and to the management of the individual and social risks that arise from drug use.

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    Randomized controlled trial of dexamphetamine maintenance for methamphetamine dependence

    • Marie Longo, Wendy Wickes, Matthew Smout, Sonia Harrison, Sharon Cahill, Jason M. White
    31 May 2009
    Paper

    This study tested the impact of a long-acting form of amphetamine as medication to help control dependent use of the closely allied stimulant, methamphetamine. Prescribed usually for the treatment of pathological sleepiness or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, effects of the amphetamine tablets prescribed in the study take several hours longer to emerge than normal amphetamine and last three to six hours longer, giving it a 'smoothing' profile similar to methadone for heroin users; non-rapid onset make it less intensely pleasurable, and longer duration suits it to once-daily administration.

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    Disastri ambientali, sei milioni in fuga

    Gabriela Jacomella
    30 May 2009
    In the media
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    The illusion of stabilization

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 May 2009
    Article
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    Ancient memories (Part I)

    Saul Landau
    28 May 2009
    Article
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    Why Has Cuba Become a Difficult Problem for the Left?

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    28 May 2009
    Article
    Both Cuba and the left have evolved during half a century along different paths, but now is the hour for the left worldwide to give back what it owes Cuba for being what it is.
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    Now to complete the democratic revolution

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The current anger in Britain over MPs' misuse of public money is more than outrage at the pathetic greed of public representatives. It is a fury over a deep-seated failure of public control of public money, that should now be the basis of a movement to complete the unfinished struggle for popular sovereignty
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    Carbon Trading: flaw at the heart of Democrats’ climate bill

    Oscar Reyes
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The oil, gas and coal industry lobbyists who have spent almost $45 million on President Obama´s clean energy plan in recent months need not worry: it is so full of holes that US industry could avoid making any reductions at home until at least 2026, rendering talk of a 17 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 largely meaningless.
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    Carbon trading and cash values on forests cannot curb carbon emissions

    Oscar Reyes
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The commitment to carrying on with business as usual at the recent World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen took an almost surreal form at times.
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    Agrarian change and peasant studies: changes, continuities and challenges

    • Jun Borras
    27 May 2009
    Book
    This special issue of Journal of Peasant Studies, edited by Jun Borras, is a collection of articles in “state of the art” format on key perspectives, frameworks and methodologies in agrarian change and peasant studies.
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    Carbon Trading Workshop

    22 June 2009 - Event
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    Agrarian change and peasant studies: changes, continuities and challenges – an introduction

    Jun Borras
    27 May 2009
    Article
    The recent convergence of various crises – financial, food, energy and environmental – has put the nexus between 'rural development' and 'development in general' back onto the center stage of theoretical, policy and political agendas in the world today.
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    Researchers say law and order is key to making peace

    Uwe Hessler
    27 May 2009
    In the media
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  15. Aam Aadmi please, not India Inc

    Praful Bidwai
    26 May 2009
    Article
    India's general election has produced a decisive verdict which sets a new political trend after 20 years. The people have sent the Bharatiya Janata Party [Images] packing and emphatically rejected its politics of exclusion, communal divisiveness and ethnic hatred. The results shatter the BJP's claim to be a 'natural' party of governance on a par with the Congress and the national alternative to it. The difference in the two parties's vote-shares has widened from 4 percentage points to nearly 10 percentage points, putting the Congress in a different league.
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    "Der soziale Konsens ist bedroht"

    Jochen Hippler
    26 May 2009
    Article
    Es ist ein Wunder, wenn sich in einigen Ländern soziale Ungleichheiten nicht verschärfen. Der Politologe Jochen Hippler spricht im FR-Interview über die Gefahren der Krise für den Frieden.

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