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4. Recreational drugs

4. Recreational drugs  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198745792
‘Recreational drugs’ explores the origins, mechanisms, and criminalization of many widely used drugs. Many recreational drugs are legal including alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, which are ... More
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Les Iversen

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.001.0001
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book
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9780198745792
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. The 20th century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on medicinal drugs, with ... More
5. Business as usual

5. Business as usual  

Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou

in Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191836879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795544.003.0005
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9780198795544
‘Business as usual’ brings together and evaluates the different aspects of organized crime considered so far. The idea that organized crime is a socially constructed phenomenon reflects the ... More
5. Making new medicines

5. Making new medicines  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0005
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ISBN: 
9780198745792
‘Making new medicines’ outlines the process of developing and marketing new drugs. Advanced techniques provide scientists with many potential receptor targets. Compounds which may affect ... More
3. The business of organized crime

3. The business of organized crime  

Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou

in Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191836879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795544.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198795544
‘The business of organized crime’ discusses the types of business in which organized crime is involved. Although the discussion is not an exhaustive list of organized criminal activities, ... More

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