Is ‘Nudge’ just a harmless effort by those who know best to modify our behaviour or an anti-democratic instrument that needs to be challenged? What happened to the self-directing citizen?
In this excellent debate filmed by WORLDwrite volunteers at the Battle of Ideas festival at Church House, Westminster, straight-talking speakers and a feisty audience discuss what’s going on.
The speakers are: Dr NobuLali Dangazele – lecturer, Gordon Institute of Business Science; founder, ShakeXperience; co-founder, Nudgeathon Laura Dodsworth – writer; photographer; author, A State of Fear: How the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic Professor Frank Furedi – sociologist and social commentator; author, 100 Years of Identity Crisis: culture war over socialisation and Democracy Under Siege: don’t let them lock it down! Professor Peter John – head, School of Politics and Economics, King’s College London; author, Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think: experimenting with ways to change civic behaviour and British Politics: an analytical approach,
The chair is Timandra Harkness – journalist, writer and broadcaster; presenter, Radio 4’s FutureProofing and How to Disagree; comedian, Take A Risk; author, Big Data: does size matter?