Permit But Discourage

Permit But Discourage : Regulating Excessive Consumption

4 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Permit But Discourage: Regulating Excessive Consumption, by W.A. Bogart is the first book to focus on problem gambling and its regulation and to situate this analysis in the larger context of regulating excessive consumption. This work analyzes the effectiveness of 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 greater extent. Regulatory efforts are aimed not at forbidding consumption but at suppressing excessive aspects. In the case of tobacco this means zero consumption since there is no safe level of smoking. In contrast, in terms of alcohol, this means encouraging consumption of only moderate amounts. Addictive drugs are, generally, prohibited, and their use is criminalized. But there is a significant measure of public opinion that prohibition does more harm than good; that permit but discourage would produce better results. The battle against obesity, a contested concept, focuses on encouraging eating nutritious foods and being physically active. The book then focuses on one form of consumption that is associated with major social issues: problem gambling. Regulation, to date, has been mostly on ensuring honesty regarding the various games and in promoting revenue enhancement for owners (often governments). However, in the face of the mounting evidence regarding the damage caused by those with impaired control, there are increasing calls for the regulatory frameworks to make "harm minimization" and related concepts a priority. "Harm minimization" brings permit but discourage to the fore in terms of gambling and problem gambling. Permit But Discourage examines a variety of legal interventions that could be used to address problem gambling.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 396 pages
  • 149.86 x 205.74 x 38.1mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019537987X
  • 9780195379877
  • 2,007,749

About W. A. Bogart

W. A. Bogart received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto and his LL.M. from Harvard University. He is University Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He co-teaches a first year course in Access to Justice. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Good Government? Good Citizens? : Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Changing Canada. Professor Bogart was A Virtual Scholar in Residence for the Law Commission of Canada during the years of 2002-2003. He has been a frequent consultant to government and other public bodies regarding legal policy.show more

Review quote

In this interesting and provocative book, W.A. Bogart examines attempts to regulate the use of potentially dangerous products like cigarettes or limit the excessive consumption of unhealthy food ot activities like compulsive gambling. The title of the book tells the essence of the basic story, the balance between permitting forms of potentially harmful activity, but trying to limit the scope of that behavior. One of the key themes of the book is the impact of the law and formal legal interventions on such over consumption. * Richard Pacelle, Georgia Southern University *show more

Rating details

2 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (2)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X