Book launch: The Politics of Drugs

Past event

Wednesday November 29th, 2017

The Politics of Drugs: Perceptions, Power and Policies – Suzanne MacGregor

Join us for the book launch of “The Politics of Drugs”, by Susanne MacGregor.

This book explores the complexities of drugs policy in Britain, contradicting the over simplified representation found in the public sphere. It focuses on developments in Britain since the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971, covering debates at national level and local experiences set in international and European context, emphasising the interconnectivity between people and countries in this global age. In addition, it discusses arguments around drug policy reform, in particular the role of politicians, the media and advocacy organisations.


Tea: 17:30 (2nd Floor Mezzanine, College Building)

Talks: 18:00 – 19:00 (Room C207)

  • Jan Williams, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of School of Health & Education, Middlesex University
  • Mark Monaghan, Lecturer in Criminology & Social Policy, Loughborough University

Drink reception: 19:00 – 20:00 (2nd Floor Mezzanine, College Building)

Venue: Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

(Nearest tube station: Hendon Central; Overground rail station: Hendon)

Attendance is free, but booking is required

Any questions please contact: Rachel Herring (


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