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Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Julian Le Grand and BILL New

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164373
eISBN:
9781400866298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens' behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or ... More


Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Julian Le Grand and Bill New

in Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164373
eISBN:
9781400866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164373.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter summarizes the book's arguments and uses them to address two central questions: whether a paternalistic government is necessarily a nanny state that infantilizes its citizens and ... More


The Nanny State: The Challenge from Autonomy

Julian Le Grand and Bill New

in Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164373
eISBN:
9781400866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164373.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the argument that government paternalism harms or inappropriately restricts individual autonomy. More specifically, it considers the criticism that the paternalist government is ... More


Exploring the ‘Market Failure’ Hypothesis

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

in The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Explores how far variety amongst risk regulation regimes can be explained by ‘market failure’ explanations of risk regulation. A ‘market failure’ approach assumes that state activity will consist of ... More


Introduction

Julian Le Grand and Bill New

in Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164373
eISBN:
9781400866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164373.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book explores one of the major social questions of the twenty-first century: whether the government should save people from themselves. More specifically, it considers whether there are ... More


Marketing Health: Smoking and the Discourse of Public Health in Britain, 1945-2000

Virginia Berridge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199260300
eISBN:
9780191717376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260300.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book deals with changes in outlook of public health after the Second World War. Focussing on services, vaccination, and dealing with health issues at the local level, it can be seen that public ... More


Prison Reform in the Late Ottoman Empire:The State’s Perspectives

Kent F. Schull

in Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Two consists of a general survey of Ottoman prison reform from the 1850s until the end of the empire (circa 1919) from a state-centric perspective. It pays particular attention to the ... More


The Future for Health Promotion

Colin Palfrey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447341239
eISBN:
9781447341277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341239.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Does health promotion have a lasting and positive effect on people? With mounting pressure to reduce costs to the NHS and increasing scepticism of the so-called nanny state, health promotion ... More


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