Tom Henri, “The borders of booze Britain: alcohol controls and nationality,”Contemporary Social Science 8/1 (2012), 36-45. Part of special issue, Alcohol, Public Policy and Social Science.

Publisher’s Abstract:

This article seeks to understand how UK alcohol control policies, historically and currently, are both informed by and seek to inform how we conceptualise the nation and nationality. Using the latest minimum price per unit of alcohol policy as a point of departure and setting it the context of over 300 years of alcohol controls, this article exposes how the internal contradictions inherent in alcohol regulation are obscured by the deployment of nationalism as a rhetorical device.