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Author Robinson, Simon, 1951- author.

Title Ethics in the alcohol industry / Simon J. Robinson and Alexandra J. Kenyon
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 207 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents History of alcohol, values and legislation -- Social responsibilities and the alcohol industry -- Advertising and marketing alcohol -- Ethics and alcohol -- Young people, social scene and popular culture -- Religion and alcohol -- Addiction and alcohol -- Ethics and alcohol in the twenty-first century
Summary Alcohol is a unique, legal drug that is linked closely to personal and social identities and which subsequently leads to both positive and negative consequences. To set the scene a whistle-stop tour of major land-marks in the origins of alcohol, consumption patterns and moral attitudes in its social history is presented. The authors debate the rules, laws and voluntary codes of practice set in place which seem to restrict industry practice but provide a libertarian view of alcohol to the consumer. This analysis in turn questions whose responsibility is it to restrict or enable alcohol consumption. Despite the joint responsibilities suggested, young people are considered to need greater guidance and awareness of the alcocentric environment in which they live and the authors reflect upon the physical and psychological effects 'extreme drinking' may have on our young people. The attitude towards alcohol by religious faiths also provides understanding and enables dialogue of the personal and civic responsibility and this in turn adds a non-commercial dimension to the discussion. Sadly, no book on alcohol would be complete without a journey into alcoholism. Details of practical help and empathy for alcoholics who wish to take control of their addiction are discussed taking us beyond the therapeutic arena as the only option. In conclusion the authors place ethics and responsibilities in the arena of Corporate responsibilities and show how governments, industries, communities and the individual, supporting each other should enable alcohol to have a positive, social place in the 21st Century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Alcoholic beverage industry -- Moral and ethical aspects
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects
Social responsibility of business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects
Social responsibility of business
Alkoholdrycker -- tillverkning -- etik och moral.
Alkoholkonsumtion -- sociala aspekter.
Företagens samhällsansvar.
Form Electronic book
Author Kenyon, Alexandra J., 1966- author.
LC no. 2009013634
ISBN 9780230250581