Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research

The Battle for Standardised Cigarette Packaging in Europe

Multi-Level Governance, Policy Transfer and the Integrated Strategy of the Global Tobacco Industry

Authors: Hawkins, Benjamin R., Holden, Chris, Mackinder, Sophie

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  • Provides one of the first detailed accounts of the battle for standardised packaging in Europe
  • Presents new theoretical contributions to the literature on policy transfer, showing in particular how transnational corporations can have important impacts upon transfer processes
  • Appeals equally to public health researchers, policy analysts and political scientists
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"This book is essential reading for researchers of tobacco policy change. Too many studies simply complain that change is too slow because tobacco companies are too powerful and politicians lack the will to challenge them. This book goes much further, to help us understand not just industry strategy but the policy processes in which policy advocates engage, learn from each other, and help create essential global tobacco policy change."
Paul Cairney, University of Stirling, UK
"This book is rare in making genuinely significant contributions across both public health and policy studies. By focusing on the battle for standardised packs, it engagingly addresses one of the most prominent recent innovations in health policy that has relevance both beyond Europe and across multiple spheres of health policy. In doing so, it also offers an innovative analysis of the role of transnational corporations in policy transfer."Jeff Collin, University of Edinburgh, UK

This book analyses the battle for standardised cigarette packaging (‘plain packaging’) in Europe, drawing on the concepts of multi-level governance and policy transfer. It analyses the strategies of policy makers, non-governmental organisations and transnational tobacco companies in attempting either to advance or to block the introduction of standardised packaging. Taking a global and multi-level approach, it analyses these struggles within European Union institutions, EU member states, and across jurisdictions, as NGOs and tobacco companies worked transnationally to counter each other. As well as presenting original empirical research detailing these policy battles, the book provides new theoretical insights into policy transfer processes, particularly within multi-level polities, showing how transnational corporations can have dramatic effects on these processes. The book will appeal equally to public health researchers, policy analysts and political scientists.

About the authors

Benjamin R. Hawkins is Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. His research focuses principally on the role of corporate actors on alcohol and tobacco regulation. In addition, he has published work on European integration, multi-level governance, international trade and political economy approaches to health policy. 
Chris Holden is Reader in International Social Policy at the University of York, UK. He has published widely on the relationships between the global economy, transnational corporations and health and social policy. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Social Policy Association, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Policy, and the International Advisory Board of Global Social Policy. 
Sophie Mackinder is Associate Lecturer in International Development and Global Social Policy at the University of York, UK. Her research interests include social protection, fragile states and the World Bank.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31034-9
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Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31033-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Battle for Standardised Cigarette Packaging in Europe
Book Subtitle
Multi-Level Governance, Policy Transfer and the Integrated Strategy of the Global Tobacco Industry
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31034-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31034-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31033-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 154
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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