Consuming Interests: The Social Provision of Foods

Consuming Interests: The Social Provision of Foods

by Andrew Flynn, Michelle Harrison, Terry Marsden
     
 

ISBN-10: 1857289005

ISBN-13: 9781857289008

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Combining theory, research and policy Consuming Interests provides a topical interdisciplinary exploration into the nature of food provision, policy and regulation. The book provides a detailed examination of corporate retailers, state agencies and consumer organisations involved in the food sector. The analysis explores questions including:

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Combining theory, research and policy Consuming Interests provides a topical interdisciplinary exploration into the nature of food provision, policy and regulation. The book provides a detailed examination of corporate retailers, state agencies and consumer organisations involved in the food sector. The analysis explores questions including:
• what can the public expect from the state
* what limits are there on state action
* what are the most appropriate balances
between public and private interests in the provision of 'quality' foods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857289008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Consumption and Space Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
List of abbreviations
1Introduction: regulation, retailing and consumption: deregulating states and concerned consumers1
Pt. IConcepts and framework11
2Food policy and regulation13
3Restructuring and retailing24
4Citizenship, consumption and food rights42
Pt. IINational strategies57
5Food consumers: the limits of formal and collective representation59
6The retailers: the emergence of retailer-led food governance73
7Evolving models of food regulation85
Pt. IIILocal strategies105
8Local retail-consumption spaces and hierarchies107
9The nationalisation of food regulation: coping with space133
10The local regulatory interface: enforcement practice on the ground147
11Conclusions: retailing, regulation and consumption177
AppThe social research methods employed in the study202
Bibliography207
Index213

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