The Norwegian Alcohol Prohibition; A Failure

  title={The Norwegian Alcohol Prohibition; A Failure},
  author={Per Ole Johansen},
  journal={Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention},
  pages={46 - 63}
  • P. Johansen
  • Published 23 April 2013
  • History
  • Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention
The Norwegian alcohol prohibition included fortified wine from 1917 to 1923 and liquor from 1917 to 1927. Attempts have been made, both by researchers and activists, to ‘rehabilitate’ the prohibition. These attempts are self-contradictory, given that the ban on alcohol was lifted. One central argument in the debate concerns foreign pressure: It is claimed that the ban could have lasted had the ‘wine countries’ (France, Spain, and Portugal) been willing to buy Norwegian fish even though Norway… 


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