Beyond human rights and public health: Citizenship issues in harm reduction

Jia-Xin Chen

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻評論/辯論同行評審

15 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


There have been debates amongst harm reduction practitioners regarding the relationship of universal human rights vis-à-vis public health demands. The ideological debates around these two slippery concepts often obfuscate the important theme of citizenship. The author, therefore, argues for the perspective of citizenship as an alternative to comprehend harm reduction practises more thoroughly. An introduction of the concept of citizenship is followed by a case example of Taiwan's harm reduction policy-making, wherein injection drug users were subjected to various disciplinary actions and made into citizen addicts. It is hoped that more harm reduction researchers will have increased familiarity with the notion of citizenship as a useful tool to examine the power dynamics taking place in the name of harm reduction.
頁(從 - 到)184-188
期刊International Journal of Drug Policy
出版狀態已發佈 - 5月 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 醫藥(雜項)
  • 健康政策


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