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.
About the Author
PAUL CAIRNEY Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK. His interest in tobacco policy was sparked by research into public policy in the devolved UK. He is the author of Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues (Palgrave).DONLEY T. STUDLAR Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University, USA. He has published four books and over 125 articles on comparative politics in journals all over the world. His previous book on this topic is Tobacco Control: Comparative Politics in the United States and Canada. HADII M. MAMUDU Assistant Professor of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, USA, where he researches tobacco control. He is the author of The Politics of the Evolution of Global Tobacco Control: The Formation and Functioning of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
"This is an excellent case study in which the authors provide a thorough account of global tobacco control issues using political and public policy analysis. The book is clearly written, accessible and will be of great interest to students of politics, policy analysis and public health." - Rob Baggott, Professor, Health Policy Research Unit, De Montfort University, UK