Lifestyle Risks: Conceptualizing an Emerging Category of Research
European Journal of Risk Regulation, Vol. 4, p. 337, 2011
3 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2010
Date Written: November 30, 2010
What are lifestyle risks? While it is not that simple to define this broad term, in this essay we aim at introducing the readers of the European Journal of Risk Regulation to this fascinating emerging area of risk studies. We shall attempt to describe the nature of lifestyle risks by identifying their main features and by raising some of the fundamental questions that are inherent in this category of risks.
Keywords: Risk Regulation, Lifestyle Risk, EU Law, Economic Theories, Paternalism, Theories of Justice, Nudge
JEL Classification: I18, K23, K32, K42, L51, L66
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