Julia Buxton

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Julia is Professor of Comparative Politics at the School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest and Senior Research Associate at the Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University. She is a specialist on South America, with thematic expertise in development, conflict, peacebuilding and policy processes. She teaches graduate courses on drug policy at CEU and for the last five years has convened the Open Society Foundations Global Drug Policy Program summer schools in Budapest. Julia is currently writing a monograph on women and drugs following from an international workshop on the gendered impacts of drug policy convened in Budapest in September 2017. Her drug policy related publications and rent comment pieces include ‘Drugs and Development: The Great Disconnect’, ‘The Rise and challenge of Darknet Drug Markets’ (with T. Bingham), The Political Economy of Narcotics, The Politics of Narcotic Drugs: A Survey and ‘Myths, moralism and hypocrisy’ in Open Democracy.


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Non-medical use of prescription drugs #NonMedicalDrugs


Ian Hamilton and Julia Buxton from the University of York preview the #NonMedicalDrugs event that will take place in York on Friday 16th March 2018.

The meeting will bring together people who can offer personal and professional insights of the extent of the issue and how we can support people who develop problems.

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