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Social and Economic Control of Alcohol

The 21st Amendment in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

By Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Murphy J. Painter


264 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

Table of Contents

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 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


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