Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Real nudge

Bovens, Luc (2012) Real nudge. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2012 (1). pp. 43-46. ISSN 1867-299X

PDF - Published Version
Download (828kB) | Preview


The novelty in Adam Burgess’ paper is that he assesses nudge policies in the context of the shift in the UK government’s approach to risk from the nannying policies of Labour to the nudge policies of the Conservatives. There is a wealth of ideas in this paper. I find it useful to disentangle some of these ideas focusing on the following two questions: 1. In what respects do Labour’s nannying policies and the Conservatives’ nudge policies differ? 2. What is problematic about Labour’s nannying and the Conservatives’ nudge policies? Subsequently I will reflect on how a particular strand of research in the social sciences can be made relevant to designing a more responsible way of dealing with societal risk and show how this approach can evade some of Burgess’ concerns.

Item Type: Article
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2012 Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 13:43
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:12

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics