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Space, scale and jurisdiction in health service provision for drug users: the legal geography of a supervised injecting facility

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Williams, S, Space, scale and jurisdiction in health service provision for drug users: the legal geography of a supervised injecting facility, Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State Ongoing Regulation, Resistance and Change, Routledge, S Williams, B Warf (ed), Ablington, United Kingdom, pp. 95-108. ISBN 9781138700451 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Abstract

Sydney's Medically Supervised Injecting Centre delivers the significant benefits of harm reduction, but has been controversial regards the law. Its contested history is examined here through the Jens of legal geography. Narrative analysis reveals that the arguments for and against the centre's establishment referenced matters ranging from international treaties through to municipal govenance. These arguments and their outcome were variously shaped by the different spaces and scales of jurisdiction but not simply in a zero sum game of law played out through the hierarchically ordered nesting of container-like territories. The implications for legal geography and for public health are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:drugs, public health, law, policy
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Social and Cultural Geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Williams, S (Dr Stewart Williams)
ID Code:121284
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-09-20
Last Modified:2018-01-17
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