Sociologický ústav SAV | Institute for sociology of SAS

Research projects

Comparative research of drug politics in the V4 countries

imgVisegrad fund project No.: 21020186
International project, four countries
Main co-ordinator: Robert Klobucký
Duration: 04/2011 – 03/2012

Partner institutions: Hungary - Institute for Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Poland - Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology

Annotation: The main aim of the research project is to analyse similarities and differences between the V4 countries (Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland) regarding the institutionalisation of the “drug problem” as a social problem, as well as the institutionalisation of specific national drug policies that have molded the “drug problem” into a desired form. The project ought to provide a detail description of the development of drug policies in the V4 countries since the fall of communism (since 1990) until the present. The aim of this research is to assess the degree to which the starting conditions in those countries were similar and how the similarities and differences between the drug policies in these countries evolved over the examined time. We would like to identify the main factors which have significantly influenced the direction of drug policies in the V4 countries. To examine the development of drug policies in the V4 countries, we will work with the method of comparative-historical analysis.
Institute for Sociology of SAS, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic