Markets and Moral Regulation: Cultural Change in the by Paulette Kurzer

By Paulette Kurzer

What influence is industry integration having on nationwide cultures and social rules? Paulette Kurzer examines Finnish and Swedish alcohol coverage, Dutch drug decriminalization coverage, and the Irish ban on abortion. She unearths that neighborhood integration is resulting in alterations that carry abortion, drug coverage, and restrictive consuming measures into nearer alignment in the european. Kurzer's end is that shifts in values and attitudes, affected partly via european industry integration, are bringing a couple of slow convergence in morality norms.

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Many peasants and tenants did not have the extra cash to purchase factory-made spirits and the ban on home distilling led to a decline in vodka consumption. By 1900, consumption fell even further because local authorities banned the sale of alcohol from their districts under pressure from local temperance societies. 2 percent) still permitted beer to be served in public spaces. Otherwise, beer was available for home consumption but distilled spirits had disappeared altogether. The Finnish countryside was basically ``dry'' by 1900 and most of the alcohol was consumed in the towns in specially licensed liquor stores.

The Single Market results in ``sin tourism,'' as people skip across borders to purchase goods or services not readily available at home or available only at much higher prices. In turn, this kind of tourism frays the cultural narrative and stability of institutionalized norms. Agent of change: movement of people National identities are sticky and unlikely to change frequently. Something out of the ordinary must occur before national identities undergo a transformation. A crisis, for example, can disturb established norms and intersubjective understandings and usher in fresh debates on collective beliefs and policy regimes.

Although the EU does not expect harmonization, the member states had to make a few concessions in exchange for derogation of established Community rules or political agreements. 46 The Netherlands agreed to introduce new restrictive legislation to promote better intergovernmental cooperation on policing and drug traf®cking. The Irish authorities were caught in a court case that questioned the principle of proportionality, repeatedly af®rmed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), that presupposed a rough symmetry between the exemptions from Community law and domestic objectives.

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