The journal Public Health recently published a set of articles on the so-called Nanny State that came out of a mini-symposium. Makes for interesting reading!
Here’s a list of the articles, they are all in Public Health, Volume 129, Issue 8 (August 2015):
- Who’s afraid of the nanny state? Introduction to a symposium
- Relational conceptions of paternalism: a way to rebut nanny-state accusations and evaluate public health interventions
- Which nanny ? the state or industry? Wowsers, teetotallers and the fun police in public health advocacy
- Informed choice and the nanny state: learning from the tobacco industry
- Public health and the value of disobedience
- Freedom and the state: nanny or nightwatchman?
- Food reformulation and the (neo)-liberal state: new strategies for strengthening voluntary salt reduction programs in the UK and USA
- Case studies in nanny state name-calling: what can we learn?
- Of nannies and nudges: the current state of U.S. obesity policymaking
- A balanced intervention ladder: promoting autonomy through public health action