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David Beckingham

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Research Summary

My research explores the relationship between liberal government and moral regulation. The primary focus of my work has been the regulation of drinking and drunkenness through pub licensing, looking… read more

Recent Publications

I am book review editor for Social History of Alcohol and Drugs.

Current Research

My research explores the relationship between liberal government and moral regulation. The primary focus of my work has been the regulation of drinking and drunkenness through pub licensing, looking at the ways in which everyday urban life is shaped by municipal governance. I have recently completed a monograph with Liverpool University Press, which examines Liverpool's status as one of the most drunken cities in Victorian Britain.

My ongoing research includes an examination of the relationship between alcoholism and mental ill-health in the early years of the twentieth century, together with eugenics. I am also working on the regulation of drinking during the First World War. Common to all these projects is an interest in the balancing of the reach of the liberal state and the right to regulate with the promotion of the responsibilities of citizens.

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