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The Politics of Paternalism

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/9780691164373.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the politics of paternalism. It first considers the question of whether the government can do better than the individual, outlining a set of justifications for government ... More


The Role of Science

Gilles Saint-Paul

in The Tyranny of Utility: Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128177
eISBN:
9781400838899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128177.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter describes the social sciences. Unlike the natural sciences, the social sciences are inevitably statistical. When documenting human behavior, for example, they can at most claim that a ... More


A Roadmap

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This very brief chapter outlines a framework for the analysis in the next three chapters. The state is at the centre of this framework because it sets the rules for land ownership, use, and taxes. ... More


Encountering the Leopard Skin Land Reform

Alice Beban

in Unwritten Rule: State-Making through Land Reform in Cambodia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753626
eISBN:
9781501753633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753626.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

This chapter focuses on the rural people during and after the land reform in Cambodia in order to understand why the state's strategies are losing legitimacy among its citizens. It connects the rural ... More


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