1st Edition

The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policy

By Ben Fine Copyright 1998
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    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'.

    1 Introduction and overview 2 Resolving the diet paradox 3 The political economy of eating disorders 4 Digesting the food and information systems 5 Agricultural support and diet 6 Whither food policy?


    Ben Fine is Professor of Economics and Director 01 the Centre for Economic Policy tor Sourh Africa ar rhe School of Orienral and Aft-iccul Studies) University of London.

    '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