Peter Lowes – The genesis of international narcotics control

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Genève, Imprimerie de Courrie, 1966
Softcover, 23 x 16 cm, 213 pages
thèse présentée à l’université de Gnève pout l’obtention du Grade de Docteur és Sciences Politiques par Peter Lowes
thèse No 164


Dissertation on international international narcotics control, mainly focusing on opium. Original edition from 1966.

A very good copy with some minor wear and a small stain tot the spine. See below for a full table of contents.


Table of Contents

Chapter I. THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT 1
Pre-1914 Social Internationalism 1
China at the Time of the Commission . 9
The ‘Big Three’ of the Commission 13

Chapter II. OPIUM IN THE FAR EAST 17
Medicinal Origins 17
Tobacco Smoking 22
Opium Smoking ” . D 24
The Indian-Chinese Opium Trade develops 28

Chapter III. OPIUM IN CHINA 1838 – 1916 36
The Opium Wars 36
Legalization of the Opium Trade 44
The Chefoo Convention 51

Chapter IV. THE ANTI-OPIUM MOVEMENT 58
Early Parliamentary. Pressure 58
The Anti-Opium Forces 63
The Royal Commission 67
Reform is Achieved 74
The Ten Year Agreement 78

Chapter V. THE UNITED STATES’ AND OPIUM 85
Opium Clauses in U.S. Far Eastern Treaties 85
The U.S. Domestic Problem 89
The U.S. Opium Commissioners and their Work 97

Chapter VI. ORGANIZING THE COMMISSION 102
The Philippine Opium Committee 102
Bischop Brent’s Letter 107
The Diplomatic Correspondence 111
The Opening Formalities 117

Chapter VII. THE COMMISSION AT WORK 121
The Reports 121
The Questions 134
Matters Ultra Vires 138

Chapter VIII. THE RESOLUTIONS 140
The American Resolutions 140
The British Resolutions 148
Other Resolutions 150
The Resolutions Analyzed 152

Chapter IX. DEVELOPMENTS AFTER SHANGHAI 159
The Personalities Emerge 159
The Indian-Chinese Agreement is Renewed 165
Towards The Hague Convention 169

Chapter X. THE RESULTS 176
The Hague Conference 176
Ratification Problems 182
The League Inherits Narcotics Control 186
Conclusions 190

Chapter XI. CONCLUSIONS 190
Relative Importance of Contributory Factors 190
Emergence of National Policies 191
Domestic Effects of U.S. Leadership 192
The Commission at a Prototype 194
The Ad Hoc Origins of Internationalism 194
Common Features with Other Movements 195
The Habit is Started 109
APPENDIX 199
The Resolutions of the International Opium Commission 199
BIBLIOGRAPHY 201
INDEX 209