Discipline: Political Science
Phrase attributed to Walton Rodger and widely linked to British Conservative politician and minister Nicholas Ridley (1929-1993).
There are always those who attempt to exclude themselves from the consequences of policies which in general they support. A house owner might advocate new motorways, but not at the bottom of his or her own back-garden.
NIMBY, as an observation about the behavior of both individual citizens and their parliamentary representatives, was gleefully applied to many public figures.