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The incompatibility of Nudge and Co-Design as tools for policymaking

Blomkamp, Emma and Einfeld, Colette (2021) The incompatibility of Nudge and Co-Design as tools for policymaking. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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The use of nudge theory to inform policy interventions in response to COVID-19 has re-opened debates over the politically paternalistic nature of governing by ‘nudges’ and has given momentum to calls to include the more participatory elements of co-design into policymaking. Emma Blomkamp and Colette Einfeld suggest in seeking to combine mutually exclusive elements of each practice, academics and policymakers risk blurring lines of authority and public trust in policymaking.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 15:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:21

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