The Inflammable Alcohol Issue: Alcohol Policy Argumentation in the Programs of Political Parties in Finland, Norway and Sweden from the 1960s to the 1990s
Anttila, Anu-Hanna, Sulkunen, Pekka, Contemporary Drug Problems
In Finland, Norway and Sweden the alcohol policy positions of political parties have been related to party ideologies in complex ways. Until the 1950s, Nordic parties had brought up temperance argumentation. The consensus was enhanced by the radicalism of the 1960s. Improved alcohol availability was argued for across the political map; the dividing factor was generation. Regional, cultural and religious differences, but not political ideology, were important. Because the liberal arguments in the political arena were aimed at civilizing drinking patterns, they belonged to the tradition of political rather than market liberalism. It was only at the outset of the "backlash" period, around …
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Publication information: Article title: The Inflammable Alcohol Issue: Alcohol Policy Argumentation in the Programs of Political Parties in Finland, Norway and Sweden from the 1960s to the 1990s. Contributors: Anttila, Anu-Hanna - Author, Sulkunen, Pekka - Author. Journal title: Contemporary Drug Problems. Volume: 28. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2001. Page number: 49+. © 2003 Federal Legal Publications, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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