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Changing Behaviours: On the Rise of the Psychological State (Paperback)
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Changing Behaviours: On the Rise of the Psychological State (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 30/05/2014
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Changing Behaviours charts the emergence of the behaviour change agenda in UK based public policy making since the late 1990s. By tracing the influence of the behavioural sciences on Whitehall policy makers, the authors explore a new psychological orthodoxy in the practices of governing. Drawing on original empirical material, chapters examine the impact of behaviour change policies in the fields of health, personal finance and the environment. This topical and insightful book analyses how the nature of the human subject itself is re-imagined through behaviour change, and develops an analytical framework for evaluating the ethics, efficacy and potential empowerment of behaviour change. This unique book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in a range of different disciplines. In particular, its inter-disciplinary focus on key themes in the social sciences - the state, citizenship, the meaning and scope of government - will make it essential reading for students of political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, policy studies and public administration. In addition, the book's focus on the practical use of psychological and behavioural insights by politicians and policy makers should lead to considerable interest in psychology and behavioural economics.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782545538
Number of pages: 232
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


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`This volume is well-written and engaging from the start and is based on a detailed analysis of policy making (although international examples are drawn upon). . . I highly recommend this readable and well-informed book to all those interested in policy making and the influence of psychology.'
`A really interesting and engaging account of the ways that diverse and contradictory ideas from psychology, neuroscience and economics have influenced successive behaviour-change projects across UK public policy since the early 2000s. Apparently we lead the world in all this, and 51 other countries are now following in Britain's wake.' -- Professer Kathryn Ecclestone, Times Higher Education

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