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Permit But Discourage: Regulating Excessive Consumption

W. A. Bogart


This book is on problem gambling and its regulation, and situates this analysis in the larger context of regulating excessive consumption. This work analyzes the effectiveness of the law in controlling excessive consumption. It engages theoretical discussions concerning the effectiveness of legal intervention, especially regarding “normativity”, the relationship between law and norms. It also argues that various forms of over consumption (alcohol, smoking, non-nutritious eating) can be more effectively controlled by altering norms regarding them so that such excesses can be suppressed to a gre ... More

Keywords: gambling, regulation, excessive consumption, normativity, smoking, alcohol, obesity, problem gambling, harm minimization

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195379877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. A. Bogart, author
University of Windsor

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