Power and Risk in Policymaking

Understanding Public Health Debates

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Abstract

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
Number of pages135
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783030193140
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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risk communication
health risk
public health
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Values

Keywords

  • policymaking
  • Public health
  • power dynamics

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