Lifestyle Risks: Conceptualising an Emerging Category of Research

S. Planzer, A. ALEMANNO

European Journal of Risk Regulation

novembre 2010, vol. 4, pp.335-337

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Risk Regulation, Lifestyle Risk, EU Law, Economic Theories, Paternalism, Theories of Justice, Nudge

The title of our new section inevitably evokes a most basic question: What are lifestyle risks? While it is not that simple to define this broad term, in this editorial we aim at introducing the EJRR readership 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 to any discussion on this topic.