Voluntary Action and Illegal Drugs
Health and Society in Britain Since the 1960s
Voluntary Action and Illegal Drugs by Alex Mold
Book DescriptionA unique exploration of the changing ideas about the place of voluntarism and health care within society in Britain since the 1960s. By considering the work of voluntary organisations with illegal drug users, the authors provide a lens through which wider developments in the relationship between the state and civil society are examined.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230521407
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Alex Mold
ALEX MOLD is a lecturer in history at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also the author of Heroin: The Treatment of Addiction in Twentieth Century Britain, published by Northern Illinois University Press in 2008. VIRGINIA BERRIDGE is Professor of History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health. She is the author of books and articles on the history of health with a focus on drugs, other substances, public health and health policy.
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