Division in the Ranks: An Analysis of Alliances and Dissension in the Alcohol Industry and Advocacy Communities
Kaskutas, Lee Ann, Contemporary Drug Problems
Neither the alcohol industry nor the advocacy community is a monolithic entity. Dominant industry players include beer, wine, and distilled spirits manufacturers, who compete for consumers. The public health advocacy community often competes for state and federal budget allocations against other health issues as well as among themselves. This paper describes the relationships within and between the alcohol industry and the advocacy worlds and explores underlying reasons for the divisiveness and cohesion that exist among the players. Findings are based on 64 in-depth qualitative interviews with key informants in these communities. The differing positions that players take on a variety of …
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Publication information: Article title: Division in the Ranks: An Analysis of Alliances and Dissension in the Alcohol Industry and Advocacy Communities. Contributors: Kaskutas, Lee Ann - Author. Journal title: Contemporary Drug Problems. Volume: 31. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 655+. © 2003 Federal Legal Publications, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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