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Clare Herrick

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

Chapter 32: The Relevance of ‘Western’ Alcohol Research and Policy to Developing Countries

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The Relevance of ‘Western’ Alcohol Research and Policy to Developing Countries
The relevance of Western alcohol research and policy to developing countries
Clare Herrick
Introduction

In their recent work on ‘ecological public health’, Rayner and Lang put forward the contention that ‘there is a battle for the soul of public health as a project’ (2012: 58). In large part, and as I will explore in this chapter, this is a battle being waged over evidence: what it is; how it is produced and by whom; its validity; generalisability; and relevance. With the rise and rise of evidence-based policy and evidence-based medicine (Dobrow et al., 2004; Smith and Joyce, 2012), evidence itself has become an important object of inquiry and critique. Yet, despite the swathe of writings that ...

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