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Nudge Versus Shove Policies at the State and Local Levels

Wenhui Feng examines the tensions that sometimes exist between state governments and local health departments through the lens of obesity policy (such as former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to limit the size of sugary drinks). Feng analyzes how the implementation of “nudge” versus “shove” policies differs, depending on whether such policies are attempted in liberal or conservative regions. Read more here.