European Integration and Nordic Alcohol Policies: Changes in Alcohol Controls and Consequences in Finland, Norway and Sweden, 1980-97

1st Edition

Harold D. Holder, Eckart Kühlhorn, Sturla Nordlund, Esa Österberg, Andres Romelsjö, Trygve Ugland

Routledge
Published May 23, 2019
Reference - 252 Pages
ISBN 9781138335660 - CAT# K393638
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1998, this volume constitutes a fascinating analysis of the clash of the alcohol control systems of three Nordic countries – Finland, Norway and Sweden – with the free-market of the European Union. It examines of the impact of joining the EU and of remaining outside the trade area, providing a detailed review from a number of perspectives that will interest not only alcohol experts but all social scientists, along with all those interested in links and conflicts between public health interests, market forces and trade agreements. Topics discussed include national systems of alcohol production and distribution, taxation, retail prices, patterns of alcohol consumption, economic actors, social and health consequences and changes in attitudes to alcohol policy in the Nordic countries.

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