Consuming Interests: The Social Provision of Foods

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Overview

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.

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Examining corporate retailers, government regulators, and consumer organizations involved in the food sector, Marsden and Andrew Flynn (environmental policy and planning, Cardiff U., UK) and Michelle Harrison, a researcher at the Henley Centre in London, raise several questions about what the public can expect their governments to do about food safety and quality, what limits may be placed upon states' actions, and what the appropriate balances might be between public and private interests in the acquisition of quality foods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857289008
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • 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
1 Introduction: regulation, retailing and consumption: deregulating states and concerned consumers 1
Pt. I Concepts and framework 11
2 Food policy and regulation 13
3 Restructuring and retailing 24
4 Citizenship, consumption and food rights 42
Pt. II National strategies 57
5 Food consumers: the limits of formal and collective representation 59
6 The retailers: the emergence of retailer-led food governance 73
7 Evolving models of food regulation 85
Pt. III Local strategies 105
8 Local retail-consumption spaces and hierarchies 107
9 The nationalisation of food regulation: coping with space 133
10 The local regulatory interface: enforcement practice on the ground 147
11 Conclusions: retailing, regulation and consumption 177
App The social research methods employed in the study 202
Bibliography 207
Index 213
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