Justice for All

  • Monica M. Taylor


This chapter concludes with a summary of the various perspectives that contributed to the ways in which the obesity problem was defined over time. This chapter also describes the action-oriented responses by public health practitioners and policymakers, the shortcomings associated with each response and how this hindered potential progress in reversing the obesity crisis. A new model to redefine this epidemic is proposed and provides greater accountability to the macro level forces that impede progressive movements. These forces can potentially reverse the trajectory of this epidemic.


Capitalism Neoliberalism Social determinants of health Individual accountability Social justice Discursive democracy Transnationals Policymaking Laissez-faire Distributive justice Humanitarian 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica M. Taylor
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  1. 1.Colorado State University-Global CampusGreenwood VillageUSA
  2. 2.University of Maryland University CollegeAdelphiUSA

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