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Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research
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Tobacco Control Policy in the Netherlands

Between Economy, Public Health, and Ideology

Authors: Willemsen, Marc

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  • Compares tobacco control in the Netherlands with other countries in Europe, and explains why Dutch tobacco control seems so arduous and slow 
  • Offers recommendations for tobacco control activists and, by extension, for those working on the control of other unhealthy commodities such as alcohol
  • Appeals to students and scholars of public policy, public health, health promotion, medicine, psychology, and social sciences
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About this book

Governments have known since the 1960s that smoking results in irreversible health damage. This open access book examines why governments have done so little to combat this when they have been aware of the problem and its solutions for decades. What are the strategies and decisions that make a difference, given that policy environments are often not conducive to change? Taking the Netherlands as an example, this book helps to understand the complex policy process at the national level and why it so often appears irrational to us. It is the most sophisticated analysis of tobacco control policy to date, applying insights from political sciences to the field of tobacco control.

About the authors

Marc C. Willemsen is Professor of Tobacco Control Research at the Department of Health Promotion, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He started tobacco research in 1989 and has since become a recognised expert in the field of tobacco control. He wrote and contributed to numerous research studies and scientific papers. In addition to his academic work, he gained first hand insights into the policy making process while working for various national tobacco control organisations. 

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“Willemsen’s book, drawing from his experience as both a scientist and practitioner, provides the best of both worlds. He provides a clear way into a complicated field of policy studies, and for policy scholars he demonstrates how practical scholars make sense of policy theory. The result is impressive, providing a theoretically-informed, empirically rich, and incredibly readable account of tobacco policy in the Netherlands.” (Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling, UK) 

“This book is a measured and fascinating story of the challenges faced in trying to advance tobacco control in the Netherlands. It is a thoroughly wise book that reveals a deep understanding of just how hard it is to enact social change, and all advocates for tobacco control should read it. Indeed any participant in the political process stands to see their efforts reflected in its pages.” (Ron Borland, Nigel Gray Distinguished Fellow in Cancer Prevention, VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, Australia)

 

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Willemsen, Marc C.

    Pages 1-18

  • Dutch Tobacco Control Policy from the 1950s to the Present

    Willemsen, Marc C.

    Pages 19-75

  • The Tempo of Dutch Tobacco Control Policy

    Willemsen, Marc C.

    Pages 77-88

  • The Social and Cultural Environment

    Willemsen, Marc C.

    Pages 89-111

  • Making Tobacco Control Policy Work: Rules of the Game

    Willemsen, Marc C.

    Pages 113-143

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72368-6
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Hardcover 29,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72367-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tobacco Control Policy in the Netherlands
Book Subtitle
Between Economy, Public Health, and Ideology
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72368-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72368-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72367-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 373
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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