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From regulation to behaviour change: giving nudge the third degree

Baldwin, Robert (2014) From regulation to behaviour change: giving nudge the third degree. Modern Law Review, 77 (6). pp. 831-857. ISSN 0026-7961

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1468-2230.12094


Behaviour change strategies such as ‘nudge’ have become hugely popular with administrations on both sides of the Atlantic. The practice of nudging, however, raises conceptual and controversial issues which must be addressed in examining the conditions under which nudging can be used effectively and acceptably. A key to a clear conceptual understanding of nudge-related issues is to distinguish between three degrees of nudge. These three degrees raise different, and identifiable, concerns and it is possible to assess the extent to which these can be responded to in positive terms. The compatibility of nudging with other control devices cannot be assumed and, when contemplating nudging, it is essential to be transparent about its philosophical basis, as well as to be aware that different modes of intervention may operate with clashes of logic that threaten not only effectiveness but also the serving of representative and ethical ends.

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Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 15:04
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:13

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