How to Create and Maintain a Social Problem: Critically Deconstructing the Canadian National Drug Strategies 1987-2014

Serenna Dastouri
This thesis explores the evolution of the discourses that constitute the social problem of drug use in Canada as described throughout the three Canadian drug strategies: the National Drug Strategy 1987-1992, the Canadian Drug Strategy 1992-2007 and the National Anti-Drug Strategy 2007-2014. In order to do so the author engages with Foucaudian concepts of discourse, power and knowledge to conduct an archaeological analysis of government texts produced during each time period. In particular, the author...
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