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PII S0741-8329(99)00034-8 Alcohol and Emerging Markets: Patterns, Problems, and Responses. Marcus Grant, ed. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel; 1998. 364 pages. ISBN 0876309783. Milton Argeriou, Ph.D., Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, MS 035, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454-9110. Tel: (781)736-3926; Fax: (781) 736-3928; E-mail: argeriou@ brandeis.edu Alcohol and Emerging Markets: Patterns, Problems, and Responses is largely a collection of nine case studies derived from available data in five regions (Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa) and four countries (China, India, Mexico, and Russia). These areas are considered emerging markets because they are regions or countries in which major socioeconomic changes have recently occurred or are occurring, where the international alcohol beverage industry is expanding, and “where there has been a conspicuous lack of reliable information regarding alcohol issues” (2). The stated purposes of the book are to highlight this lack of data, assess what alcohol patterns data were available, and offer potential responses to reinforce positive outcomes of alcohol consumption and reduce negative outcomes. The book is divided into two parts: Chapters 2–10 include the nine case studies that make up the major share of the book, and chapters 1 and 11–14 examine methodological and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alcohol Elsevier
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