Regulating Obesity?: Government, Society, and Questions of Health (BOK)

W.A. Bogart

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Regulating Obesity?: Government, Society, and Questions of Health explores the effectiveness of legal interventions aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. In it, W.A. Bogart suggests that the government's emphasis on encouraging weight loss and preventing excess gain have largely failed to resolve obesity and have instead fueled prejudice against fat people. He suggests that a major challenge lies in shifting norms away from stigmatization of the obese and towards more nutritious and healthy lifestyle habits in addition to the acceptance of bodies in all shapes and sizes. Part of this challenge lies in the complex effects of law and its relationship with norms, including the unintended consequences of regulation. Regulating Obesity? begins by arguing for the protection of the overweight and obese from discrimination through human rights laws. It then examines three other areas of interventions-marketing, fiscal policy, and physical activity-and how these interventions operate within the context of "health equity." Professor Bogart evaluates the effectiveness of legal regulation in addressing obesity and concludes that a healthier population is more important than a thinner population. Regulating Obesity? is the first book to engage in the comprehensive evaluation of this role for law and the implications of society's fascination with regulating consumption.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter W.A. Bogart
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199856206
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,8cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 490 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Public health & preventive medicine, Medical & healthcare law, Obesity: treatment & therapy, Public health & safety law, Law as it applies to other professions