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False Promises? A Sociological Critique of the Behavioural Turn in Law and Economics

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  • Sabine Frerichs

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Consumer Policy.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 289-314

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jcopol:v:34:y:2011:i:3:p:289-314

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    Keywords: Behavioural economics; Consumer law; Economic sociology; Culture; Human condition;

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    1. Mira Fischer & Sebastian Lotz, 2014. "Is Soft Paternalism Ethically Legitimate? - The Relevance of Psychological Processes for the Assessment of Nudge-Based Policies," Cologne Graduate School Working Paper Series 05-02, Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences.
    2. Pedro FrancŽs-G—mez & Lorenzo Sacconi & Marco Faillo, 2012. "Behavioral Business Ethics as a Method for Normative Business Ethics," Econometica Working Papers wp42, Econometica.

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