Conclusion: Towards a Behaviourally Informed Health Citizenship

  • Benjamin Ewert
  • Kathrin LoerEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research book series (PSPHPR)


The conclusion recapitulates main findings concerning policymaking in public health in the light of the behavioural turn. First, the huge potential that behavioural policies could hold, if they are combined with classic instruments for health promotion, will be emphasised. Second, implications of the rise of behavioural health policies for the concept of health citizenship and state-citizen relations are discussed. By suggesting the concept of a ‘behaviourally informed health citizenship’, it will be argued that a reconciliation between citizenship and behavioural governance is feasible.


Health promotion Social determinants of health Behavioural interventions Health nudges Policymaking Citizenship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FernUniversität in HagenHagenGermany

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