From freedom to repression and violence: The evolution of drug policy in Peru

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This chapter assesses the evolution of drug policy in Peru; It takes into account past and current initiatives to reform the repressive drug policy in the country. Also, it discusses how several key determinants–such as foreign pressures, the rise of subversive groups, and the type of economic model implemented–have influenced the evolution of drug policy in Peru. Its development is systematized into phases that consider the influence and effects of these different determinants. The chapter argues that drug policy has become increasingly repressive in Peru, and concludes that the Peruvian state has been unable to implement innovative and non-repressive initiatives on drug policy because of its institutional weakness, foreign pressures from the United States, and security concerns due to the growth of subversive groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrug Policies and the Politics of Drugs in the Americas
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783319290829
ISBN (Print)9783319290805
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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