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Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place

Matilda Hellman, Virginia Berridge, Karen Duke, and Alex Mold


This book presents new European work in the area of addiction studies, focusing on the temporal and spatial variances of addiction behaviours and the solution repertoires for dealing with their problematic variants. It contains work in three main research areas. First, it provides insight into the historical and regionally bound language use tied to addiction problems, showing how concepts and ideas have been intertwined with certain trends globally and regionally. Second, it provides a framework for understanding the roles played by different social actors and stakeholders in different Europe ... More

Keywords: addiction, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gambling, historical analysis, stakeholders, policy analysis, images of addiction, Europe

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matilda Hellman, editor
Adjunct Professor and Research Coordinator, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

Virginia Berridge, editor
Professor of History and Director, Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Karen Duke, editor
Associate Professor in Criminology, Department of Criminology and Sociology, Middlesex University, London, UK

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Chapter 1 Ownership of addiction: variations across time and place

Matilda Hellman, Virginia Berridge, Karen Duke, and Alex Mold

Chapter 2 Concepts of addiction in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s: what does a long view tell us about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco?

Alex Mold, Franca Beccaria, Virginia Berridge, Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl, Grazyna Herczyn´ska, Jacek Moskalewicz, Enrico Petrilli, and Suzanne Taylor

Chapter 3 Concepts and policies directed at drug use in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden

Bagga Bjerge, Esben Houborg, Johan Edman, and Riikka Perälä

Chapter 5 The role of stakeholders in addictions policy and intervention

Esben Houborg, Betsy Thom, Franca Beccaria, Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl, Rachel Herring, Jacek Moskalewicz, and Marta Welbel

Chapter 6 Exploring user groups as stakeholders in drug policy processes in four European countries

Bagga Bjerge, Karen Duke, Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Sara Rolando, and Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl

Chapter 7 External influences on national drug policies in four European countries at the turn of the twenty-first century

Franca Beccaria, Jacek Moskalewicz, Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl, and Sara Rolando

Chapter 8 Underpinnings of tobacco policy: an epistemic governance perspective

Matilda Hellman, Pekka Hakkarainen, and Gunnar Sæbø

Chapter 9 General practitioners’ position on problematic gambling in three European welfare states

Michael Egerer, Matilda Hellman, Michał Bujalski, and Sara Rolando

Chapter 10 Popular images of addiction in five European countries

Jan Blomqvist, Kirsimarja Raitasalo, Hans Olav Melberg, Dirk Schreckenberg, Christine Peschel, Justyna Klingemann, and Anja Koski-Jännes

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