Changing behaviours: on the rise of the psychological state
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Colleges, School and Institutes
- Aberystwyth University
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.
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||216|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2013|