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Government paternalism : nanny state or helpful friend?, Julian Le Grand and Bill New

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Government paternalism : nanny state or helpful friend?
Title
Government paternalism
Title remainder
nanny state or helpful friend?
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Julian Le Grand and Bill New
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eng
Summary
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 taking marijuana-or does this create a nanny state, leading to infantilization, demotivation, and breaches in individual autonomy? Looking at examples from both sides of the Atlantic and around the world, Government Paternalism examines the justifications for, and the prevalence of, government involvement and considers when intervention might or might not be acceptable. Building on developments in philosophy, behavioral economics, and psychology, Julian Le Grand and Bill New explore the roles, boundaries, and responsibilities of the government and its citizens. Le Grand and New investigate specific policy areas, including smoking, saving for pensions, and assisted suicide. They discuss legal restrictions on risky behavior, taxation of harmful activities, and subsidies for beneficial activities. And they pay particular attention to "nudge" or libertarian paternalist proposals that try to change the context in which individuals make decisions so that they make the right ones. Le Grand and New argue that individuals often display "reasoning failure": an inability to achieve the ends that they set themselves. Such instances are ideal for paternalistic interventions-for though such interventions might impinge on autonomy, the impact can be outweighed by an improvement in well-being. Government Paternalism rigorously considers whether the state should guide citizen decision making in positive ways and if so, how this should be achieved
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Le Grand, Julian
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index present
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Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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New, Bill
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  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Public welfare
  • Paternalism
  • Social policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Paternalism
  • Public welfare
  • Social policy
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Government paternalism : nanny state or helpful friend?, Julian Le Grand and Bill New
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Goverment Paternalism -- 1 Introduction -- 2 What Is Paternalism? -- The Interference in Freedom -- Promoting the Good -- The Question of Consent -- Conclusion: A Definition of Paternalism -- 3 Types of Paternalism -- Legal Paternalism -- Soft and Hard Paternalism -- Means and Ends Paternalism -- Perfectionism -- Volitional and Critical Paternalism -- Moral Paternalism and Legal Moralism -- Other Categories of Paternalism -- Conclusion -- 4 Paternalism in Practice -- Types of Government Intervention -- Nonpaternalistic Justifications for State Intervention -- Do Nonpaternalist Justifications Explain Paternalist Laws and Regulations? -- Conclusion -- 5 Paternalism and Well-Being -- The Classical Economic Model and Its Challengers -- The Evidence on Reasoning Failure -- Ends-Related Paternalism -- Conclusion: Means-Relatedversus Ends-Related Paternalism -- 6 The Nanny State:The Challenge from Autonomy -- Autonomy -- Autonomy and Motivation -- Soft Paternalism -- Autonomy Failure from External Causes -- Autonomy Failure from Internal Causes -- When Should the Soft Paternalist Intervene? -- Does Soft Paternalism Avoid Offending Autonomy? -- Overriding Autonomy: Hard Paternalism -- Conclusion -- 7 Libertarian Paternalism -- Definitions -- Nudge Ideas: The Case For -- Nudge Ideas: The Case Against -- Conclusion -- 8 Paternalism and Policy -- The Groups Affected: Well-Being and Autonomy -- Types of Policy -- Smoking -- Pensions -- Assisted Suicide -- Conclusion -- 9 The Politics of Paternalism -- Can the State Do Better? -- Will the State Do Better? -- Conclusion -- 10 Nanny State or Helpful Friend? -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn898893903
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1 online resource (215 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400866298
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttqk41pc
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not applicable
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(OCoLC)898893903
Label
Government paternalism : nanny state or helpful friend?, Julian Le Grand and Bill New
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Goverment Paternalism -- 1 Introduction -- 2 What Is Paternalism? -- The Interference in Freedom -- Promoting the Good -- The Question of Consent -- Conclusion: A Definition of Paternalism -- 3 Types of Paternalism -- Legal Paternalism -- Soft and Hard Paternalism -- Means and Ends Paternalism -- Perfectionism -- Volitional and Critical Paternalism -- Moral Paternalism and Legal Moralism -- Other Categories of Paternalism -- Conclusion -- 4 Paternalism in Practice -- Types of Government Intervention -- Nonpaternalistic Justifications for State Intervention -- Do Nonpaternalist Justifications Explain Paternalist Laws and Regulations? -- Conclusion -- 5 Paternalism and Well-Being -- The Classical Economic Model and Its Challengers -- The Evidence on Reasoning Failure -- Ends-Related Paternalism -- Conclusion: Means-Relatedversus Ends-Related Paternalism -- 6 The Nanny State:The Challenge from Autonomy -- Autonomy -- Autonomy and Motivation -- Soft Paternalism -- Autonomy Failure from External Causes -- Autonomy Failure from Internal Causes -- When Should the Soft Paternalist Intervene? -- Does Soft Paternalism Avoid Offending Autonomy? -- Overriding Autonomy: Hard Paternalism -- Conclusion -- 7 Libertarian Paternalism -- Definitions -- Nudge Ideas: The Case For -- Nudge Ideas: The Case Against -- Conclusion -- 8 Paternalism and Policy -- The Groups Affected: Well-Being and Autonomy -- Types of Policy -- Smoking -- Pensions -- Assisted Suicide -- Conclusion -- 9 The Politics of Paternalism -- Can the State Do Better? -- Will the State Do Better? -- Conclusion -- 10 Nanny State or Helpful Friend? -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn898893903
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866298
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttqk41pc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898893903

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