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Moral Jeopardy
Risks of Accepting Money from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Industries

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Part of International Research Monographs in the Addictions

  • Date Published: May 2016
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  • isbn: 9781316668863

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  • Tobacco, alcohol and gambling corporations have been highly effective in stalling, diverting and blocking public health measures. This book provides an original and engaging exposé of the ethical issues faced by people and organizations when they accept industry money in ways that facilitate corporate influence with the public and with policy makers. It starts with a detailed examination of the risks of accepting such profits and what might be done to reduce them, then moves on to introduce the concept of a continuum of 'moral jeopardy' which shifts the emphasis from accept/not accept binaries to a focus on the extent to which people are willing to accept funding. This shift encourages people to think and speak more about the risks and to develop clearer positions for themselves. The content will be helpful to those working in government agencies, addiction services, community organizations or anyone interested in reducing the harms of addictive consumption.

    • Confronts ethical issues associated with conflicts of interest that influence many in governments, communities and universities
    • Develops a framework for action and intervention aimed at reducing moral jeopardy
    • Draws on psychology, philosophy, public health, social theory and addiction studies
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    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316668863
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Addictive Consumptions:
    1. Why it matters
    2. Addiction surplus
    3. Profit consumption
    Part II. Concepts:
    4. Moral jeopardy
    5. Silencing effects
    6. Psychology of moral jeopardy
    7. Climate of permissibility
    Part III. Role Dilemmas:
    8. Industry opportunities
    9. Health provider dilemmas
    10. Government maneuverings
    11. Community dilemmas
    12. Researcher dilemmas
    Part IV. Prevention Strategies:
    13. A prevention framework
    14. Moral jeopardy self-assessment
    15. Hearts and minds
    16. Positional statements
    17. Consuming futures
    18. Conclusion

  • Author

    Peter J. Adams, University of Auckland
    Peter J. Adams is a Professor at the Centre for Addiction Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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