Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The power to nudge: can we democratise choice environments?

Schmidt, Andreas (2018) The power to nudge: can we democratise choice environments? Democratic Audit Blog (20 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

[img] Text (dit-com-2018-02-20-the-power-to-nudge-can-we-democratise-choice) - Published Version
Download (87kB)


Governments around the world have adopted ‘nudge’ strategies to change public behaviours and so implement policy goals. For some commentators, this creates concerns about transparency and democratic control. However, writes Andreas T. Schmidt (University of Groningen), within an environment where private companies frequently adopt nudge strategies, public policy nudges need not have greater implications for democracy and transparency than other forms of government intervention, and can be one tool in exerting democratic control over private sector nudge tactics.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 19:42
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:58

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics