However, sustainable agriculture and land reform movements have to certain extents managed to offer alternatives. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. Category: History Author : Carol R. Summary Note: summary text provided by external source. While providing a sound economic basis for analysing policy decisions, the book also aims to show the underlying limits of the economic framework in quantifyingchanges in public well-being. Rules, especially those governing expenditures, are assumed to be feasible and effective. It addresses the common and vexing question of why managing federal agencies for results is so difficult by challenging traditional assumptions of institutional design and policy analysis.
Disciplines from which papers are derived include political science, planning, geography, economics, law, sociology, and public administration. 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. In contrast, the purpose of this book is to show that Austrian economics provides an interesting approach to most conceivable subjects in economics. The Political Economy of Diet and Healthcontinues the exploration of food systems theory begun in the author's previous publications. Whilst much has been written on the subject, this book takes a unique approach by looking at the obesity epidemic from an economic perspective.
Clearly, policy analysis is missing something. . The traditional economic model assumes people choose to be overweight as part of a utility maximisation process that involves choices about what to eat and drink, how much time to spend on leisure, food preparation, and exercise, and choices about appearance and health. This book devotes unusual attention to the interaction between executive and legislative branches of government and between political appointees and career civil servants. Despite decades of intense study, serious reform efforts and impressive technological advances, the U. The solution is to roll back micro-management of ends and means; policymakers should focus on objectives and facilitate implementation by selectively relaxing constraints that prevent experimentation needed to determine the most effective methods. Yasmeen, University of British Columbia, Environment and Planning C About the Series In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics.
This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Market and behavioural failures, however, such as time available to a person, education, costs imposed on the health system and economic productivity provide the economic rationale for government intervention. This book adopts a neo-Marxist and Gramscian approach to studying the political economy of the agricultural and food system in Thailand 1990-2014. It will be of interest to academics in the field of Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Development Studies and Asian Studies. Committed to a broad range of policy questions, not just those related to government and public policy. Most studies of government policy take existing institutional structure for granted. Providing new perspectives on polarised politics in Thailand, particularly how cross-class alliances can further or frustrate counter-hegemonic movements, the book points to the importance of analysing social movements in relation to established political authority.
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