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With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

Legal Economies: The Role of the Alcohol Industry
Legal economies: the role of the alcohol industry
Jacek MoskalewiczŁukasz Wieczorek
Introduction

The expansion of a neo-liberal economic order at the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and progressing economic globalisation have been associated with the disappearance of alcohol monopolies, increasing competition and a growing capacity of the alcohol industry and its sophisticated marketing, as well as a diminishing level of state control over the alcohol industry. Legal alcohol industries in search of new profits expand their activities into emerging and developing markets with even lower level of regulations.

The aim of this chapter is to review the crucial impact of the legal alcohol industry on alcohol supply and its consequences for public health and public order in different ...

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