Designing the Good Life: Nutrition and Social Democracy in Norway

  • Thor Øivind Jensen
  • Unni Kjærnes


The knowledge of experts is commonly used to help citizens approach a scientifically determined good life. Such help can be paternalistic and take several forms. The broadest and most complicated relation between the daily life of the citizen and expert activity takes place in consumption activities. Consumer rights, which closely resemble those of the general citizen, are defined (Kennedy, 1962) as rights to protection, information, choice and channels for feedback. Foodstuffs are especially important in the everyday lives of consumers. Nutrition policy, therefore, has a strong potential impact on daily life, habits and private values. At the same time, food as a commodity is important to industry and other production interests.


Welfare State Political Culture Private Life Consumer Policy Consumer Interest 
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  • Unni Kjærnes

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