Edited by Holger Straßheim and Silke Beck
Behavioural change has become a core issue of public policy. Behavioural instruments such as ‘nudging’ apply insights from behavioural economics and behavioural sciences, psychology and neurosciences across a broad range of policy areas. Behavioural insights teams and networks facilitate the global spread of behavioural public policies. Despite an ever-growing amount of literature, research has remained fragmented. This comprehensive Handbook unites interdisciplinary scholarship, with contributions critically assessing the state and direction of behavioural public policies, their normative implications and political consequences.
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- Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy
- List of contributors
- Introduction to the Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy
- Chapter 2: Nudging before the nudge? Behavioural traffic safety regulation and the rise of behavioural economics
- Chapter 3: Economic expertise and public policy
- Chapter 4: A bibliometric analysis of behavioural studies in economics and public policy journals
- Chapter 5: The concepts of nudge and nudging in behavioural public policy
- Chapter 6: Behavioural considerations in public policy: matching policy tools and their targets
- Chapter 7: Nudging around the world: a critical geography of the behaviour changeagenda
- Chapter 8: The application of behavioural insights to policy in Europe
- Chapter 9: Behaviour experts in government: from newcomers to professionals?
- Chapter 10: Nudge and the European Union
- Chapter 11: Nudging citizens’ knowledge in knowledge-based EU: the case of breast cancer screening programmes and participatory rights in choice architectures
- Chapter 12: Behaviouralizing Europe: behavioural economics enters EU policy-making
- Chapter 13: The enzymatic effect of behavioural sciences: what about policy-makers’ expectations?
- Chapter 14: The politics of nudge and framing behaviour change in health
- Chapter 15: Nudging to sustainability? Critical reflections on nudging from a theoretically informed sustainability perspective
- Chapter 16: Encouraging longer working lives: a behavioural perspective
- Chapter 17: Behavioural economics and development policy
- Chapter 18: Steering the behaviour of young people: the EU’s policy approach to promote employment
- Chapter 19: The governance of behavioural taxation: moralization and the new modes of tax collection
- Chapter 20: Which nudges do people like? A national survey
- Chapter 21: Constitutional limits to regulation-by-nudging
- Chapter 22: Nudging: ethical and political dimensions of choice architectures
- Chapter 23: Macro libertarianism and micro paternalism: governance in an age of nudging
- Chapter 24: Behaviour change: extralegal, apolitical, scientistic?
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