Cass R. Sunstein - How Change Happens

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Until it starts, change can seem almost impossible. Then one day a woman says, “Me too.” Suddenly, topics that were taboo are widely discussed, movements form around them, and new norms are established. This is just one example Sunstein elucidates in his fascinating exploration of social change. Change can also happen slowly, through a series of “nudges.” Then there are the complicating factors of social divisions, social cascades, and partyism, which is as likely to block change as fuel it. Drawing on psychology, behavioral economics, and other fields, Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School and former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under Obama, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of various kinds of change and suggests how we can most usefully harness them.


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ISBN: 9780262039574
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Published: MIT Press - April 9th, 2019

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