A critical neuro-geography of behaviourally - and neuroscientifically - informed public policy
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Amidst the growing enthusiasm for the application of behavioural insights from behavioural economics, psychology and the neurosciences in social policy, there has been a shift in emphasis from structural, through individuated and towards neuromolecular scales of explanation for social problems. This chapter explores the background to, mechanisms of, and political ramifications of such a shift. It traces continuities between behavioural and neuroscientifically-informed public policy through analysis of international and supra-national policy documentation. The chapter develops an approach to ‘critical neuro- geography’ which sheds new light on the strategic importance of scalar claims and other spatialities to forms of governance targeted at the mind, body and soul.
|Title of host publication||Towards a Spatial Social Policy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|