The role of the Sheffield model on the minimum unit pricing of alcohol debate: the importance of a rhetorical perspective

Katikireddi, S. , Hilton, S. and Bond, L. (2016) The role of the Sheffield model on the minimum unit pricing of alcohol debate: the importance of a rhetorical perspective. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 12(4), pp. 521-539. (doi:10.1332/174426415X14430986392944) (PMID:28111593) (PMCID:PMC5242374)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Katikireddi, Dr Vittal and Hilton, Professor Shona and Bond, Professor Lyndal
Authors: Katikireddi, S., Hilton, S., and Bond, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice
Publisher:Policy Press
ISSN:1744-2648
ISSN (Online):1744-2656
Published Online:29 September 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Policy Press
First Published:First published in Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice 12(4): 521-539
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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