Power and Risk in Policymaking: Understanding Public Health Debates

Josephine Adekola

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book presents detailed accounts of policymaking in contemporary risk communication. Specifically, it expands on the understanding of the policy decision-making process where there is little or no evidential base, and where multiple interpretations, power dynamics and values shape the interpretation of public health risk issues. The book argues that public health risk communication is a process embedded within multiple dimensions of power and set out practical way forward for public health risk communication.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Pivot
Number of pages135
ISBN (Electronic)9783030193140
ISBN (Print)9783030193133
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • policymaking
  • Public health
  • power dynamics


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