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Global Tobacco Control : Power, Policy, Governance and Transfer

By: Cairney, Paul, Dr.
Contributor(s): Studlar, Donley T | Mamudu, Hadii M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: 1 online resource (299 p.).ISBN: 9780230361249.Subject(s): POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy | Tobacco industry - Government policy | Tobacco use - Government policyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Global Tobacco Control : Power, Policy, Governance and TransferDDC classification: 362.2966 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface and Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Political Science and Tobacco Policy; Chapter 2 Theories of Policy Change; Chapter 3 The Global Policy Context; Chapter 4 European Countries and the EU; Chapter 5 The UK: A Case Study; Chapter 6 The United States; Chapter 7 Other Advanced Industrial Countries; Chapter 8 Tobacco Control Policymaking in Developing Regions; Chapter 9 The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC); Chapter 10 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: The first major book by political scientists explaining global tobacco control policy. It identifies a history of minimal tobacco control then charts the extent to which governments have regulated tobacco in the modern era. It identifies major policy change from the post-war period and uses theories of public policy to help explain the change.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface and Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Political Science and Tobacco Policy; Chapter 2 Theories of Policy Change; Chapter 3 The Global Policy Context; Chapter 4 European Countries and the EU; Chapter 5 The UK: A Case Study; Chapter 6 The United States; Chapter 7 Other Advanced Industrial Countries; Chapter 8 Tobacco Control Policymaking in Developing Regions; Chapter 9 The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC); Chapter 10 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The first major book by political scientists explaining global tobacco control policy. It identifies a history of minimal tobacco control then charts the extent to which governments have regulated tobacco in the modern era. It identifies major policy change from the post-war period and uses theories of public policy to help explain the change.

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To understand changes in divergent policy trajectories from a comparative perspective, Cairney (Univ. of Aberdeen, UK), Studlar (West Virginia Univ.), and Mamudu (East Tennessee State Univ.) offer in-depth case studies of tobacco policy at the global level and across developed and developing countries or regions. Acknowledging that tobacco use contributes to one in ten deaths worldwide, the engaging empirical discussion begins with long-term smoking patterns in developed and developing countries. As governments have relied on a variety of sometimes-contradictory policy instruments over the past five decades to encourage tobacco growth or discourage smoking, the implications of each measure within the complex policy environment remain opaque. To shed light on this and explain policy change--while also taking advantage of the wealth of information, policy developments in terms of both stability and instability, and the role of power associated with tobacco policy--the authors designed a sophisticated analytical framework by drawing on the merits of multiple public policy theories. Accordingly, the development of a comprehensive understanding of tobacco policy combines aspects of agenda setting coupled with the influence of intergovernmental relations and multilevel governance as well as the identification of individual policy makers within their broader institutional context and policy networks. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, and research collections. A. E. Wohlers Cameron University

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PAUL CAIRNEY Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK. His interest in tobacco policy was sparked by research into public policy in the devolved UK. He is the author of Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues (Palgrave).<br> DONLEY T. STUDLAR Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University, USA. He has published four books and over 125 articles on comparative politics in journals all over the world. His previous book on this topic is Tobacco Control: Comparative Politics in the United States and Canada.<br> HADII M. MAMUDU Assistant Professor of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, USA, where he researches tobacco control. He is the author of The Politics of the Evolution of Global Tobacco Control: The Formation and Functioning of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.<br>

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