School of Law

Think Before you Drink. Alcohol and the Historical rise of Precautionary Governance

16 January 2012 | 5.00pm to 6.15pm | Seminar
Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds

In the first CCJS public seminar of 2012, Dr Yeomans will explore the historical rise of cautionary governance in relation to alcohol consumption.

In recent years there has been persistent talk of a precautionary turn in governance. Initially more recognisable in the governance of environmental and public health issues (Armstrong, 1995; Burgess, 2009), the management of future risk through the regulation of contemporary uncertainty has, in the last 10-15 years, become evident in various parts of the criminal justice process (Haggerty, 2003; Crawford, 2009; Hebenton and Seddon, 2009).

This paper draws on extensive contemporary and historical research to explore the implications of this precautionary turn for drinking. This historical perspective enables an investigation of, in regards to the governance of alcohol, how we got to where we are now and whether we have been here before.

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Seminar Room 1.15
Leeds University Business School
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds

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