Title

Weighing In?: Moral Judgments, Political Participation, And Public Policy Construction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Publication Title

Conference Papers -- Western Political Science Association

Department

Politics and Government

Abstract

The article discusses the social construction of obesity policy in the U.S. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control accounts that 47% of adults more than 20 years of age were obese while the National Center for Health Statistics claimed that nearly one-third of American adults or about 72 million were obese in 2005-2006. The Social Construction framework by Schneider and Ingram can helped individuals understand how obesity policy is formed as it enables the individual to identify possible target populations.

pp.

1-32

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