Journal article

The boundaries of Behavioural Insights: Observations from two ethnographic studies

S Ball, J Feitsma

Evidence and Policy | Policy Press | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: `Behavioural Insights' has emerged as an increasingly popular approach to policy making in governments across the globe. Practitioners largely present a frontstage narrative of Behavioural Insights as a coherent concept but this article challenges such a description. Aims & objectives: This article aims to explore the ongoing process of policy translation that the global Behavioural Insights community is subject to. Methods: The data for this project is drawn from two independent ethnographic studies undertaken between 2014 and 2018 studying Behavioural Insights practitioners within Australia, with a focus on federal government (Ball), as well as practitioners within various Du..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Dutch Research Council (NWO) as part of the research project Welfare Improvement through Nudging Knowledge (WINK)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a Travel Grant from Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (The Life Course Centre). Additionally, this work was supported by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) as part of the research project Welfare Improvement through Nudging Knowledge (WINK, grant number 407-13-030).