Anstößiges Anstoßen? - Kritische Beobachtungen zur "Nudging"-Diskussion im deutschen Kontext

Bornemann, Basil and Smeddinck, Ulrich. (2016) Anstößiges Anstoßen? - Kritische Beobachtungen zur "Nudging"-Diskussion im deutschen Kontext. ZParl Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 47 (2). pp. 437-459.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Available under License CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial).


Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/53860/

Downloads: Statistics Overview


Nudging refers to a much-debated political steering approach that relies on gentle interventions in decision architectures of individuals with the aim to shape their behaviour in a direction that is beneficial for them and/or for the society as a whole. For some, nudges have the potential to address grand societal challenges in an efficient and effective manner; others regard nudges as inappropriate means of political steering that open the door for manipulating citizens. But the existing criticism is characterized by dramatization, lack of differentiation, normative exaltation, problematic demarcations and comparisons as well as numerous omissions. However, a more differentiated, contextualized and politicized discussion would open the view for the specific potential of democratically legitimized pro-social nudges to contribute to tackling grand societal challenges.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Nachhaltigkeitsforschung > Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (Burger)
UniBasel Contributors:Bornemann, Basil
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Identification Number:
edoc DOI:
Last Modified:08 Feb 2020 14:37
Deposited On:03 Feb 2017 10:34

Repository Staff Only: item control page