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Sincere thanks to Pål Wrange, Allyn Taylor and Manfred Nowak for their support, advice and extensive feedback as my doctoral supervisors. Thanks also to Pål, to Pernilla Leviner and Rebecca Thorburn Stern for their insightful comments on the draft.

This book is a result not only of my doctoral studies, but also my career in harm reduction, drug policy and human rights. I’ve been helped along practically and intellectually by so many people over the years that I cannot list them all. But let me thank in particular (even if they don’t know how they helped): Rebecca Schleifer, Niamh Eastwood, Dave Bewley-Taylor, John Walsh, Sanho Tree, Richard Elliott, Danny Kushlick, Steve Rolles, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, Tenu Avafia, Paul Hunt, Martin Ratcovich, Mark Klamberg, Frida Petersson and Russell Turner.

I owe a huge debt to my friend Rick Lines, who has taught me so much about the politics of drug policy, without which none of it makes any sense. And to Julie Hannah, who, aside from her substantive insights, has the incredible ability to drag me out of whatever abyss of professional self-doubt I happen to find myself in at any given time.

And of course, to my family.

Tack så mycket.

Gothenburg, October 2019

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