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ERIC Number: EJ1129552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
The Role of the Sheffield Model on the Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol Debate: The Importance of a Rhetorical Perspective
Katikireddi, Srinivasa Vittal; Hilton, Shona; Bond, Lyndal
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v12 n4 p521-539 Nov 2016
The minimum unit pricing (MUP) alcohol policy debate has been informed by the Sheffield model, a study which predicts impacts of different alcohol pricing policies. This paper explores the Sheffield model's influences on the policy debate by drawing on 36 semi-structured interviews with policy actors who were involved in the policy debate. Although commissioned by policy makers, the model's influence has been far broader than suggested by views of "rational" policy making. While findings from the Sheffield model have been used in instrumental ways, they have arguably been more important in helping debate competing values underpinning policy goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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