ALICE RAP Science Findings

The ALICE RAP Science Findings give a simple (1-2 page) account of each of the main results coming out of the different lines of research undertaken in the project. Each Science Finding gives a summary of the results and links to further reading and the more detailed ALICE RAP deliverable reports.

The full volume of science findings is now available for download.

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AR Science Findings 24 - Influence of stakeholders AR Science Findings 24 - Influence of stakeholders

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The addictions field is characterised by tensions between groups, by entrenched relationships between some addiction-specific stakeholder groups and powerful political stakeholders, and by the dominance of some forms of evidence over other forms of knowledge. Science and scientists are mainly influential in policy terms only if their scientific findings ‘fit’ with the wider political and economic context.

Key words: decision-making, stakeholders, influence, addiction policy


Lead author(s): Thom

AR Science Findings 26 - Professional views on gambling AR Science Findings 26 - Professional views on gambling

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The way in which General practitioners’ view problem gambling is shaped by both the country-specific approaches to problems in general and the predominant welfare culture.

Key words: problem gambling, health professionals, views, welfare culture, professional approaches

 

Lead author(s): Egerer, Hellman

AR Science Findings 27 - Cultural constructions on addictions AR Science Findings 27 - Cultural constructions on addictions

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The media plays a crucial role in constructing popular narratives on addiction, which are also molded by country particularities such as the welfare regime, the most prominent addiction problem in the society, or the level of secularity.

Key words: addiction, media, cultural constructions

 

Lead author(s): Hellman

AR Science Findings 29 - Depoliticization AR Science Findings 29 - Depoliticization

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In recent decades, European countries have witnessed a process of withdrawing addictions from their political context in the media and public discourse. Social determinants of addictions were replaced by specific individual causes. Decreased authority of political and institutional actors made a room for individual experiences and experts representing mostly biomedical sciences.

Key words: addiction, public portrayal, media, individualization, knowledge sources

 

Lead author(s): Bujalski

AR Science Findings 30- Channels of corporate influence AR Science Findings 30- Channels of corporate influence

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Corporate actors use a wider variety of channels to engage with policy makers. Not all of these are openly acknowledged. Policy makers’ are not always aware of these channels with potentially serious consequences for evidence based policy making.

Key words: channels, political action, addictions, corporate actors

 

Lead author(s): Miller