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Unhealthy Commodities: Nudges, Bans or Laissez-faire?


Course Information

Unhealthy Commodities: Nudges, Bans or Laissez-faire?

A non-accredited social sciences course

Course Code

CLL 23/24_NA_184
Course Description

Tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, gambling and various illegal drugs are unhealthy commodities. Each has been regulated in a different way, ranging from light-touch, laissez-faire approaches, through restrictions on advertising, sale and consumption, to outright bans. Over the past decade, there has been growing interest in “nudges”, to shape individual’s choices. But can these work, and are they an ethical approach? This course will look at how attitudes to these commodities and their users have changed over time, and what the consequences are of the various approaches to their consumption.

Tutor: Mickey Conn BA MSc Mphil

Term: Spring

Day: Saturday

Time: 2-5pm

Start Date: 09 March 2024

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £28 

Location: Online

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.


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