Big Society's Little NudgesThe Changing Politics of Health Care in an Age of Austerity

Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
JournalPolitical Studies
Volume1
Issue number3
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2010
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Abstract

The Conservative-led coalition has called for a new approach to public health in the UK. The nanny state is out; ‘nudging’ citizens into making sensible lifestyle choices is in. Rhys Jones, Jessica Pykett and Mark Whitehead examine what these changes mean for health policy.

Can citizens be ‘nudged’ into making sensible lifestyle choices?Rhys Jones, Jessica Pykett and Mark Whitehead examine the new politics of public health in the UK.