28 September 2015

Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Julian Le Grand and Bill New
2015, Princeton University Press, 232 pages, £19.95
ISBN 9780691164373

Reviewer: Neil Reeder, Head and Heart Economics

Julian Le Grand is one of the UK’s most notable social policy theorists, not least for his work in clarifying the mix of motives and incentives that characterise the providers (‘knights and knaves’) and clients (‘pawns and queens’) of public services. That blend of expertise combining with a refreshing, simplifying breeziness is evident in this book, which seems to be aimed at the…

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