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Policy Networks in British Government$
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David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198278528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001

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Policy Networks and Issue Networks

Policy Networks and Issue Networks

The Politics of Smoking

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(p.124) 6 Policy Networks and Issue Networks
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Policy Networks in British Government
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Melvyn D. Read

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.003.0006

This chapter presents an analysis of the politics of smoking. It suggests that there is strong evidence that policy in this field is made within a producer-dominated policy community. It also examines the relationship between the tobacco industry and government. First, it seeks to determine whether a policy community exists in the field. It then explores the distinction between the closeness of relationships in a network and dominance within that network. Finally, it identifies those factors which have brought about change in the policy network.

Keywords:   smoking, policy community, tobacco industry, network, policy network

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