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Jacek Moskalewicz & Łukasz Wieczorek

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

Chapter 38: Legal Economies: The Role of the Alcohol Industry

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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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