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Drink and British politics since 1830 : a study in policy-making

Author: J R Greenaway
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book looks at how British politicians and policy-makers have grappled with one enduring social problem, 'drink', since 1830. Throughout this period the alcohol question was constantly redefined and the discourse of debate altered, as the issue was successively seen in terms of free trade, moral virtue, social reform, national efficiency and leisure. Drawing upon extensive archival and primary sources, John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J R Greenaway
ISBN: 0333917820 9780333917824
OCLC Number: 51818612
Description: xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Drink Problem in Early Victorian Britain, 1830-70 --
3. Drink becomes a Party Political Issue, 1870-95 --
4. New Departures and Old Orthodoxies, 1895-1902 --
5. The High Water Mark of Party Political Controversy, 1902-14 --
6. The First World War: Drink and National Efficiency --
7. The Postwar Settlement, 1919-21 --
8. Decades of Improvement: The Interwar Years --
9. Policy Fragmentation 1945-70: Three Case Studies --
10. Epilogue: A Brief Sketch of the Period after 1970 --
11. Drink, the Political Process and Policy-Making in Britain.
Responsibility: John Greenaway.
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