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From Science to Action? 100 Years Later - Alcohol Policies Revisited - Richard Muller

From Science to Action? 100 Years Later - Alcohol Policies Revisited

By: Richard Muller (Editor), Harald Klingemann (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402018015
Number Of Pages: 192

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Alcohol has been central to social, religious and personal use throughout the history. Alcohol drinking goes back almost as far as the human race does. A hundred years, therefore, may be seen as only a flash. The past century, however, has witnessed a fundamental change in dealing with alcohol problems. Hence, to give an overview of a hundred years of alcohol polices is a rather ambitious task and the contributions to this book shed only some light on the way in which alcohol policy issues have changed in this period.
This authoritative volume is relevant to both scientists and policy makers providing a state of the art in alcohol policy from different perspectives, covering both science/research/treatment and prevention practice and linking these areas.

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"The papers emanate from a meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems. The book includes a small `smargardsbord' of 15 high-quality papers by well-known scientists covering various aspects of alcohol policy ... . there is something of interest for scientists, practitioners and politicians ... . Among the topics included are well-balanced, knowledgeable reports on alcohol policy and the public good ... ." (Anders Romelsjoe, Addiction, Vol. 101, 2006)

Introductionp. 1
International Perspective
Alcohol policy on the agendas of the European Unionp. 5
From Alcohol, Society and the State to Broken Spirits to ...p. 15
Alcohol policy and the public good: As simple as one, two, three?p. 29
Harm reduction: the drugification of alcohol policies and the alcoholisation of drug policiesp. 49
From temperance movement to state action: A historical view of the alcohol question in industrialised countriesp. 59
Reducing discursive complexity--The case of alcohol policies in Europe (1850-2000)p. 71
Community action from an international perspectivep. 101
Does price matter? The effect of decreased price on spirits consumption in Switzerlandp. 113
Policies and politics in Francep. 125
Drunkenness and preference for spirits in different countriesp. 131
Towards evidence-based policyp. 141
Ethics and Politics of Policies
"What if we found the magic bullet?"p. 153
Science, public policy and the alcohol industryp. 163
100 Years Swiss Alcohol Policy
Swiss alcohol policy--'Model or Sonderfall'?p. 185
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ISBN: 9781402018015
ISBN-10: 1402018010
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.47