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Midgley, Gerald and Winstanley, Ann and Gregory, Wendy and Foote, Jeff (2005) Monograph no. 13: Scoping the potential uses of systems thinking in developing policy on illicit drugs. Fitzroy: Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. DPMP Monograph Series.

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This monograph (No. 13) summarises pilot work to scope the potential uses of systems thinking for developing illicit drug policy. Systems approaches have the potential to offer much to drug policy analysis through their use of participatory methods, capacity to deal with multiple simultaneous policy options, and appreciation of the complexity, interconnectedness and dynamic feedback loops associated with policy decisions. The monograph outlines six systems approaches used by the New Zealand team in exploring illicit drug policy. The results of in-depth interviews with five experienced policy makers and a demonstration project around a policy issue are described. The potential utility of systems approaches in illicit drug policy are demonstrated.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report, Review
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention, Policy
Date
December 2005
Identification #
DPMP Monograph Series
Pages
28 p.
Publisher
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Place of Publication
Fitzroy
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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