1st Edition

Social and Economic Control of Alcohol The 21st Amendment in the 21st Century

    262 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    As a toast to success, a drowning of sorrows, a rite of passage, and the fuel for most social activities, alcohol plays a central role in our culture. Alcohol generates nearly $160 billion in US revenues annually and is a major source of tax revenue, making the stakes in the modern debate over its use, misuse, and regulation staggeringly high. Factor in the costs of alcohol-related illness and addiction, alcohol-related deaths, evolving social mores, legal precedents, and increasingly aggressive advertising and marketing and an already controversial subject becomes a heated, vigorous, and complicated battle.

    Synthesizing the divergent, interdisciplinary perspectives on alcohol sales, regulation, and consumption into a cohesive whole, Social and Economic Control of Alcohol: The 21st Amendment in the 21st Century draws on the expertise of key academic and legal figures to become the seminal volume in this burgeoning field of inquiry. Amidst a rapidly changing milieu of regulations, cultures, and emotions, it objectively re-examines issues surrounding the regulation and sale of alcohol with unparalleled breadth, depth, and unbiased focus.

    The book examines the foundation and basis for our current regulatory policy and how that foundation has shifted dramatically with changes in the law, marketing, consumer influence, and the impact of alcohol on society. With strong and relevant comparisons to historical studies and evaluations of past legislation, this book presents a critical analysis and definition of concepts and applications regarding alcohol control.

    Double-blind, peer-reviewed contributions outline specific concerns related to the development of new laws and policies, and consider how those policies may affect individuals, organizations, law, and society in general. Highlighting current findings and trends, this volume allows for a better understanding of the potential correlation and causal relationship between regulation, sales, and consumption patterns.

    Why We Control Alcohol the Way We Do, C. L. Jurkiewicz, Ph.D., M. J. Painter, M.P.A
    History of Alcohol Control in the U.S.
    Control Given to States by the 21st Amendment
    Seventy Plus Years of State Control

    Taxation and the Economic Impacts of Alcohol, Schwalm
    Background Information on Alcohol Consumption
    What We Know About the Demand for Alcohol
    The Effects of Taxation
    The Overall Economic Impact of Alcohol

    The Future of the Three-Tiered System as a Control of Marketing Alcoholic Beverages, E.T. Lawson

    under Pressure: Regulating the Sales and Marketing of Alcoholic Beverages, S.C. Cagann
    Creation of Control and License Distribution Systems

    Policy, Regulation, and Legislation, Rhodes
    Beer, Wine, and Spirits
    Effects of Alcohol Controls
    Digital Alcohol Control Policy Resources

    The Repeal Program, S. Diamond

    Sociological/Cultural Influences of Drinking, J.P. West and C.M. West
    Special Populations
    Strategic Responses

    Perceptions, Policies, and Social Norms: Transforming Alcohol Cultures Over the Next 100 Years, J.W. Linkenbach, Ed .D.
    Section 1: Perceptions, Policies, and Social Norms
    Section 2: Perception-Based Prevention
    Conclusion: Transforming Culture Over The Next 100 Years

    Controlling Misuse of Alcohol by College Youth: Paradigms and Paradoxes for Prevention, Weitzman
    Alcohol Use among Young Adults
    Multiple Risk Factors
    Prevention Models
    Discussions in Neurobiology and Epidemiology
    Moving Toward Community Change Initiatives
    Synthesis and Implications

    How Do Alcohol Screening and Prevention Programs Fare in a Web-Based Environment?, M. Belanger
    The Growth of the Internet
    Current Research of Web-Based Programs
    AlcoholScreening.org Personalized Feedback
    User Behavior Immediately After Receiving Personalized Feedback

    Instituting Innovation: A Model of Administrative Change in a State-Level Liquor Control Board, Cox and Cronin
    The State of Ohio's CODE 2000 Program
    Ohio and Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws
    Customer Service as a Model for Liquor Control
    Appendix 1
    Customer Driven Government

    Toward Liquor Control: A Retrospective, M.R. Daniels
    Part 1: Recommendations from Toward Liquor Control
    Part 2: Assessment of Recommendations Adoption and



    Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Murphy J. Painter

    "Academic contributors represent far-ranging fields that include political science, law, public administration, criminal justice, American history, psychology, health administration, economics, and pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Other contributors represent the administrative academic, health care, political, and legal professions. The strength of such diversity is that readers are confronted with a broad range of alcohol-related policy essays, each well written, informative, and accessible . . . Summing Up: Recommended."

    – H. Winter, Ohio University, in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, July 2008, Vol. 45, No. 11