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Impact of Market Forces on Addictive Substances and Behaviours
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Impact of Market Forces on Addictive Substances and Behaviours: The web of influence of addictive industries

David Miller, Claire Harkins, Matthias Schlögl, and Brendan Montague

Abstract

This book examines the ‘web of influence’ formed by industries which manufacture and sell ‘addictive’ products in the EU. The differences between alcohol, food, gambling, and tobacco as consumer products are obvious. However, we explore whether food, alcohol, and gambling industries are merely replicating tobacco tactics or innovating in corporate strategy. Using a new data set on corporate networks formed by the tobacco, alcohol, food, and gambling industries at the EU level, the book shows the interlocking connections between corporations, trade associations, and policy intermediaries, inclu ... More

Keywords: Addictions, tobacco industry, alcohol industry, gambling industry, food industry, think tanks, lobbying, corporate social responsibility, corporate capture, EU politics and policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753261
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753261.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Miller, author
Professor of Sociology, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK

Claire Harkins, author
Programme Leader, MSc Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Matthias Schlögl, author
PhD Candidate, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK; and Researcher, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, Austrian Academy of Sciences

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