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Facing challenges of open drug scene by the Kings of the street society

Ines Jaušovec (2019) Facing challenges of open drug scene by the Kings of the street society. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    The master’s thesis focuses on the open drug scene in Ljubljana and how the society known as Kralji ulice (in English: Kings of the Street Society) deals with this problem. The first part of the thesis presents some basic concepts and includes an overview of existing research regarding this topic. Furthermore, we describe how the Kings of the Street Society operates in more detail. In the empirical part, we use a qualitative research method to study how the association dealt with the open drug scene that developed in Ljubljana. We conducted interviews and analysed the answers of those employed in the association. Since 2018 the term open drug scene started to appear in the media; therefore, in our research, we focused on articles published between the years 2008 and 2018. By outlining the problem, we presented the operation of associations such as the Kings of the Street Society and other similar associations dealing with homelessness and substance abuse as well as other important actors tackling this issue in Ljubljana. In our conclusion, we present the points of view of those involved in our research and provide some suggestions on how to deal with the open drug scene in the future.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: open drug scene, homelessness, substance abuse, public places, day center for homelessness, Kings of the Street Society
    Number of Pages: 71
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    prof. dr. Bojan DeklevaMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12465737
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5766
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 07:37
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 07:37
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5766

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