Alcohol, power and public health: a comparative study of alcohol policy

Butler, Shane, Elmeland, Karen, Nicholls, James and Thom, Betsy ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Alcohol, power and public health: a comparative study of alcohol policy. Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy . Routledge, London and New York. ISBN 9780415637466, pbk-ISBN 9780367224110, e-ISBN 9780203084557. [Book] (doi:10.4324/9780203084557)


This co-authored book compares the development of alcohol policy in England, Scotland, Ireland and Denmark. It explores the emergence of a public health approach in Europe and provides a historical perspective on the factors influencing policy development in the four countries. The case studies pose questions regarding who sets policy agendas, how social problems are defined and framed, and how governments balance the competing interests of different social groups.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Hardback published: March 2nd 2017; Paperback published: May 7th 2019
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 28313
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Depositing User: Betsy Thom
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2019 21:34
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 08:20

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