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Power and Risk in Policymaking

Understanding Public Health Debates

  • Josephine¬†Adekola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Josephine Adekola
    Pages 1-11
  3. Josephine Adekola
    Pages 43-60
  4. Josephine Adekola
    Pages 61-72
  5. Josephine Adekola
    Pages 73-83
  6. Josephine Adekola
    Pages 119-127

About this book

Introduction

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.

Josephine Adekola is Lecturer in risk management within the department of Finance, Accountancy and Risk, at Glasgow Caledonia University, UK. She teaches at both postgraduate and undergraduate level in business continuity, crisis management and planning, risk analysis and modelling. Josephine is an experienced researcher and has research interest in areas such as risk communication, public policy making, community resilience, business continuity and risk analysis. She has published extensively in the areas of risk and resilience in highly recognised journals. Before joining GCU, Josephine worked at the National Centre for Resilience for Scotland and the University of Glasgow.

Keywords

risk risk communication public debates policy making policy inquiry expertise and interpretation social amplification of risk power expertise and risk communication the smoking debate expertise and policy making MMR vaccine the MMR vaccine debate Wakefield Sugar debate policy evaluation risk communication framework expertise and policy regulation Social amplification of risk framework (SARF) communication and trust public health and safety

Authors and affiliations

  • Josephine¬†Adekola
    • 1
  1. 1.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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