Up in Smoke

From Legislation to Litigation in Tobacco Politics

Author: Martha A. Derthick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304647

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Now, with a brand new 3rd edition, the book returns to "ordinary politics" and the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which gave the FDA broad authority to regulate both the manufacture and marketing of tobacco products. Derthick shows our political institutions working as they should, even if slowly, with partisanship and interest group activity playing their part in putting restraints on cigarette smoking.

Global Tobacco Control

Power, Policy, Governance and Transfer

Author: P. Cairney,D. Studlar,H. Mamudu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230361242

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 8582

The first major book by political scientists explaining global tobacco control policy. It identifies a history of minimal tobacco control then charts the extent to which governments have regulated tobacco in the modern era. It identifies major policy change from the post-war period and uses theories of public policy to help explain the change.

Law's Allure

How Law Shapes, Constrains, Saves, and Kills Politics

Author: Gordon Silverstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896479

Category: Law

Page: 316

View: 2848

Law's Allure explains how, when, and why America's reliance on legal rules and judicial decisions shapes, constrains, saves, and sometimes even kills politics.

The Moralization of the Markets

Author: Nico Stehr,Christoph Henning,Bernd Weiler

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412810892

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 5363

Nothing affects the modern economy and society more than decisions made in the marketplace, especially, but not only, decisions made by consumers. Although it is not startling to suggest that decisions made in production are affected by choices consumers make, consumers have long been viewed, not only by academic economists, as individual, isolated rational actors that make or refrain from purchases purely on the basis of narrow financial considerations. Markets are not and never were morally neutral. Market relations have always had an often taken-for-granted moral underpinning. The moralization of the markets refers to the dissolution and replacement of the conventional moral underpinnings of market conduct, for example, in the music market, financial markets, and corporate governance. It further implies not only the heightened importance of new ethical precepts, but the signifi cant change in the role of moral ideals in market behavior. These profound transformations of economic conduct are accompanied and co-determined by societal conflicts. The moralization of markets represents thus a new stage in the social evolution of markets. The book is divided into four parts, in which the twelve chapters, written by contributors from different social science disciplines, deal with the context of the moralization of the markets; the major social institutions; and present case studies that examine European and American attitudes and behavior towards tobacco and GMO; expansion of the private and ethics in business; and how workers respond to the new corporate norms. This new paperback edition will be of interest to sociologists, economists, social scientists, and the general consumer alike.

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Author: Erik M. Conway,Naomi Oreskes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527412115

Category: Democracy and science

Page: 389

View: 4888

Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.

The Politics of Trade and Tobacco Control

Author: H. Jarman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137384166

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 4488

This book uses the concept of political conflict to examine the effects of globalization on tobacco control policies. Analyzing a range of challenges to policies enacted by Australia, Canada, the United States, the European Union and Uruguay, the book examines how the global trading system has narrowed the scope of conflicts over tobacco control.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611964

Category: Political Science

Page: 976

View: 3625

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

SmokeReality : Rauchen: Bitte nur Erwachsene

Author: Keyvan Davani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847534007


Page: 164

View: 9281

Jugendliche sind ein profitabler Markt. Daher ist der Tabakindustrie jedes Mittel Recht, um DICH moglichst fruh zum lebenslangen Konsum von Zigaretten zu versklaven. Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen der Tabakkonzerne zeigt die schockierenden Fakten. Und genau dieses Wissen gibt dir das Machtgefuhl, dich aus der Matrix der Manipulation, Abhangigkeit und Illusion zu befreien - du selbst bestimmst uber dein Leben.

Exploring Judicial Politics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7849

This volume presents 20 original essays by political scientists and other judicial scholars on a variety of topics relative to the broad area of judicial politics. One theme of these essays is to explore the ways in which law and politics intertwine in the United States. Secondly, the essays provide insights into how scholars go about studying various judicial politics subjects such as the role of judges, lawyers, and juries in our political system. The essays explore issues at the trialcourt level, at the intermediate appellate court level, and at the U.S. Supreme Court. The essays look at the role of judges, juries, lawyers, interest groups, and other actors in the American legal system. Some of the essays look at the issues of judicial selection, while others look at how what we learn about the courts in the U.S. can help us better understand courts in other countries. Taken together, the essays reveal the broad range of issues that students of judicial politics will wantto understand in order to appreciate the role of courts in our society.

The Federal Nation

Perspectives on American Federalism

Author: Iwan W. Morgan,Philip J. Davies

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230609402

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 1143

Federalism is often described as the greatest of the American contributions to the art of government, but it has been an evolving and protean entity since its original establishment in the Constitution. Based on the contributions of international scholars, this volume explores three facets of modern federalism: the vertical tensions over the distribution of authority between national and sub-national governments; the tensions between the national government’s role as the instrument of policy uniformity throughout the nation and the inclination of the states to take different approaches to similar issues in light of their own political cultures; and the changing context of federalism in the more conservative political context of recent times. In addition, a number of the essays explore the Canadian model of federalism, which helps to place the U.S. model in comparative context.

Genuss im kulturellen Wandel

Tabak, Kaffee, Tee und Schokolade in Europa (16.-19. Jahrhundert)

Author: Annerose Menninger

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh


Category: Social Science

Page: 500

View: 3542

A cultural history of tobacco, coffee, tea and chocolate in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century. German text. 500p (Franz Steiner 2008, Beitrage zur Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte 102) "Anybody interested in the history of tobacco, coffee, tea and chocolate will benefit enormously from reading this book. It is well-written, well-argued and superbly documented." The Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography

Changing climates in North American politics

institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance

Author: Henrik Selin,Stacy D. VanDeveer

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262012997

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 1998

Analysis of climate change policy innovations across North America at transnational, federal, state, and local levels, involving public, private, and civic actors.

The Journal of Economic Perspectives

A Journal of the American Economic Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9104

This journal attempts to fill a gap between the general-interest press and other academic economics journals. Its articles relate to active lines of economics research, economic analysis of public policy issues, state-of-the-art economic thinking, and directions for future research. It also aims to provide material for classroom use, and to address issues relating to the economics profession.

Health Care Policy and Politics A to Z

Author: Julie Rovner

Publisher: Cq Press


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

View: 9432

More than three hundred entries explain the history, politics, and terminology of the health care debate. Contents include profiles of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and congressional committees responsible for making health care policy, plus contact information on the most influential groups; definitions of the terms and concepts essential for understanding health policy; history and analysis of important health care policies and policy debates involving programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the uninsured; Reports on medical advances, new drugs and technologies, policy debates, and recent trends in health care delivery; appendixes, including a time line and suggested readings.--From publisher description.