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The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policy

1st Edition

By Ben Fine


176 pages

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The Political Economy of Diet and Health continues the exploration of food systems theory begun in the author's previous publications. It presents a critical exposition of food systems theory and analyses the existing approaches to food consumption. Subjects include:

* resolving the diet paradox

* the impact of the EU

* the lack of policy in the UK

* an exploration of the 'diseases of affluence'.


'Students of food-systems theory, eating disorders, as well as agricultural policy can dip into selected chapters to get a sense of the 'state of debate' in each of these subareas' - G. Yasmeen, University of British Columbia, Environment and Planning C

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General