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John Greenaway - Drink and British Politics Since 1830 - 9780333917824 - V9780333917824
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Drink and British Politics Since 1830

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Description for Drink and British Politics Since 1830 Hardback. The issue of alcohol has never been far from British politics. Drawing upon a wide range of primary sources, John Greenaway uses the complex politics of the issue to shed light upon the changing political system and to test various theories of the policymaking process. Num Pages: 283 pages, biography. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJD1; HBLL; HBLW; HBTB; JFM; JPQB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 216 x 140 x 20. Weight in Grams: 510.
The issue of alcohol has never been far from British politics. Initially, governments needed to control its sale for public order reasons and because it was a major source of revenue. Then in Victorian times a powerful temperance movement arose which sought to prohibit or severely curb the 'Demon Drink'. This in turn aroused the hostility of the 'Trade' and the issue became one of fierce electoral politics. After 1890 drink was interpreted more as a social reform question and then in the First World War, after a major moral panic, far-reaching measures of direct state control were imposed in ... Read more

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Palgrave Macmillan United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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About John Greenaway
Dr. JOHN GREENAWAY has been Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of East Anglia since 1975. He has co-authored The Dynamics of Administrative Reform and Deciding Factors in British Politics, and has written numerous articles on the British civil service and on policy making.

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'This important study is about 'the high politics of social policy-making' as they concerned the sale and consumption of alcohol between 1830 and 1970 and makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the issue...By covering such a long period the author shows how 'modern' attitudes have developed, waxed and waned...' - Contemporary Review 'Greenaway must be ... Read more

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