Weighing In?: Moral Judgments, Political Participation, And Public Policy Construction
Conference Papers -- Western Political Science Association
Politics and Government
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.
Kessel, Alisa, and Natalie Masuoka. 2009. "Weighing In?: Moral judgments, political participation, and public policy construction." Conference Papers -- Western Political Science Association: 1-32.