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Critiques of harm reduction, morality and the promise of human rights

Keane, Helen


This commentary critically reviews recent criticisms of harm reduction which argue that ideological limitations and a reluctance to express moral commitments are major factors preventing it from developing its full potential. It argues that, rather than a paradigm which is failing to live up to underlying ideals of freedom and human rights, harm reduction is better viewed as an assemblage of practices and goals with varied outcomes. Moreover, its professed value-neutrality can itself be seen as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Drug Policy
DOI: 10.1016/S0955-3959(02)00151-2


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