Beyond Evidence Based Policy in Public Health: The Interplay of Ideas (Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy)

Beyond Evidence Based Policy in Public Health: The Interplay of Ideas (Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy)

By: Katherine E. Smith (author)Hardback

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This book explores the complex relationship between public health research and policy, employing tobacco control and health inequalities in the UK as contrasting case studies. It argues that focusing on research-informed ideas usefully draws attention to the centrality of values, politics and advocacy for public health debates.

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About Author

Katherine Smith is Reader in the Global Public Health Unit, University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research interests include health inequalities, policy change and the influence of private and third sector organisations on policy.

Contents

1. The Fluctuating Fortunes of 'Evidence-Based Policy' 2. Evidence-Informed Policy in Public Health 3. The Power of Ideas (over evidence) 4. Institutionalised Ideas and Policy Facilitators 5. Critical/Charismatic Ideas and Advocates 6. Chameleonic Ideas and Flexian Policy Actors 7. Institutional Amnesia and the Rise of Public Health Knowledge Brokers 8. Politics and Advocacy in Public Health - The Way Forward

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137026576
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9781137026576
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 113702657X

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