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'Water dripping on stone'? industry lobbying and UK alcohol policy

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JournalPolicy and Politics
DateE-pub ahead of print - 21 Dec 2012
DatePublished (current) - Jan 2014
Issue number1
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)55-70
Early online date21/12/12
Original languageEnglish


Despite a growing literature on corporations as political actors, relatively little is known about how alcohol industry actors attempt to influence public policy. In the context of contemporary debates about the minimum pricing of alcoholic beverages, and drawing on semi-structured interviews with a range of key informants, this article investigates the means by which alcohol industry actors gain access to policy makers and the strategies used to influence policy. It finds that the
strategies of alcohol industry actors are focused on long-term relationship building with policy makers, involving the provision and interpretation of information and the promotion of various forms of self-regulation.

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  • Alcohol policy, Corporate actors, corporate power, industry lobbying

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