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Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Clare Herrick


This book critically explores the urban governance of healthy lifestyles and the contemporary problematisations of the obesity, sedentarism and alcohol ‘epidemics’. To do so, it uses US and UK case studies to shed light on the complex socio-spatial dynamics of responsibilities for health and argues for an engagement with the construct of ‘sensible’ behaviour at a time of its rising political salience.

Keywords: governance, urban governance, obesity, sedentarism, alcohol consumption, US, UK, socio-spatial dynamics, health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426383
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Herrick, author