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Research project This project aims to investigate to what extent libertarian paternalism offers a solution to the central ethical dilemma of public health.
The concept of Libertarian Paternalism was introduced in a 2003 article by the psychologist Richard Thaler and the legal scholar Cass Sunstein. In 2008, the same scholars published a much noted book-length defence of their approach. The core idea is to combine the best of libertarianism with the best of paternalism, protecting freedom of choice while designing choice situations so as to promote wise choices. In a parallel development, public health ethics is finding its place as an independent area of research. One of the central areas of debate is the strong commitment to individual autonomy in contemporary medical ethics and how and if that commitment applies to the public health setting. This project aims to investigate to what extent libertarian paternalism can help public health find a balance between the values of liberty and health.
Finansår , 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
huvudman: Kalle Grill, finansiar: FAS/Forte, y2011: 868850, y2012: 868850, y2013: 728100, y2014: 986708,